We now have some more information regarding Jaida's prosthesis...we'll have to share more later once Kim and I have a chance to hash things out with her vet, but in the meantime...
We now know that she'd be able to run amok in the woods and mud puddles without having to worry about getting her new leg bunged up...that's a really important point for us, being an outdoorsy-type gang.
Jeff at K-9 Orthotics just sent me a video of the cutest little fluffball puppy (sorry Jaida), who is trying out his new leg. This poor baby had both his hind legs and his tail cut off by some ^%$#!* %&*-holes with a sick notion of "fun" (that's a post for an other day).
Anyways, here's the little survivor, feeling better, but not yet walking on his own:
He found his way to kind people who helped him recover from his trauma, and who then took him to Jeff, who has made him TWO new legs!
The video shows him with only one prosthesis , and it's his "maiden voyage", so he's a bit slippy, but it's amazing to see him find his balance and standing tall! Jeff tells me that now (two weeks later) he "runs like hell" on that leg, and is working on using his other prosthesis more often (his other stump is more sensitive). When we get some updated videos, we'll share them too...I think they're important to see.
I don't know about you all, but this clip brings tears to my eyes and hope to my heart, not just for Jaida, but for other "moms and dads" of amputees considering a prosthesis as well. Have a look:
Monday, May 28, 2007