“You’ve got to commit to it!”
That’s what Jon’s PT told him as Jon started training on the loaner leg 2x daily last week. Each step Jon has to be intentional, once he takes the step, he has to follow through so his leg will work properly. Just the right weight shift, not enough & he could easily fall. Easier said then done Jon said!
Jon worked really hard to gain balance, strength & ease as each step took thought, effort & lots of sweat. By the end of the 5 days the PT guys let Jon take the leg home for the weekend to practice on his own. With only one graceful fall, Jon is doing great!!! (See videos)
Thank you all for praying for Jon’s skin on his stump, we check it after each session & it’s holding up. Praise God!!
Continue to pray for Jon to build up strength as he gets fatigued & his left leg starts to shake. With time his body will be used to walking again.
Now Jon had to give the leg back until Friday. The prosthetist is replacing his plastic moldable temporary socket with a permanent one made of carbon fiber. This one will be durable and able to stand up to long term use.
We’ve been having a great time here in Rochester at Pat & Dawn Wester‘s house. They are taking such good care of us!!!
“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” (Ps 37:23, 24)