Earl is back to the routines of daily living. and learning to use his prosthetic leg. He was casted for it in October, fitted after we got home from Detroit and has been using it for three weeks now. Last weekend he was able to bring it home for the weekend and will bring it home every weekend now. He goes to rehab M W F at 10:30. He is very excited about walking with his new leg and is determined to work hard and be successful. This week he started walking with one crutch and next week will begin trying to walk with canes. We are hoping that he will eventually walk with no aids. The other thing we are working on is getting in and out of the "bucket" by himself. The alignment is very important and it takes a bit of adjusting but he is getting better everyday.
The next exciting news is that Earl is playing hockey again. It is called sledge hockey and is played sitting in a sled. The same rules apply and they even get ice at the MTS Center once a month. It is a new sport in Manitoba and we are hoping to see it grow so that they can have a league. You can make pledges for Earl and his team through SMD or by contacting me and I will get you a copy of the sponsorship package. He would love to see you out there cheering him on....he really hasn't changed as far as loving to have someone in his camp cheering him on.
Take it easy...
Debbie and Earl