Today we said a final farewell to the last of Levi's casts. After nearly three months he was able to enjoy about 30 minutes of freedom. He kicked his legs around, rubbed them together and seemed hesitantly excited. Typically they're off for 5 minutes before a new one is placed on, so I wonder what he thought when we walked out without one. Soon enough he was being fitted for his new shoes and needless to say, he was less than thrilled. He whimpered and I could just imagine what a let down this had become for him.
Back in the elevator on our way to have the shoes checked, a doctor commented on his Dobbs bar, and asked how he was doing with it. Turns out he's also a doctor in the practice we go to and walked back with us, reminding me that it's temporary, will help him to be walking soon and that he'd never remember it. It really is just a season, and if the next few months go by even a fraction as fast as the past few have, he will be up and freely walking in no time! (These will stay on 23 hours a day for 3 months).
Despite his frustration Levi really was such a trooper. He expressed his unhappiness by refusing to say hi or bye to anyone.....he was basically sulking (so cute though!). The first thing we did when we arrived home was give him a real bath! This cheered him up temporarily and he was thrilled to be back in the water and have a few more minutes of freedom. I have a feeling this will be the highlight of his next few days. Thankfully he's napping peacefully now so at least the shoes/bar aren't inhibiting his ability to sleep comfortably! I'm sure the next few days and weeks will bring some challenges, but he is quite the resilient little boy and we are one step closer to him being mobile!