Day 4 – Challenges of a Tricky Arm

by Jen Reeves on October 26, 2006 · 2 comments

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Bryan October 31, 2006 at 11:07 am

Hello Jen,

This one really touched my heart. You are a wonderful mother and you are leaving no stone unturned. All the feelings of those days when Kim and I were strapping that pros onto our little toddler and just wishing she would leave it on and give it a try, but she hated it! It wasn’t as sophisticated as the one you have, but it was the same response. We tried for two years to get her to accept it. Every morning Kim would strap it on her and every day when I got home from work, I would take it off and rub her moist, red stump and she would coo and giggle with delight. At daycare she would take it off and hide it in other kids’ cubbyholes or backpacks. The daycare staff would search for Mercedes’ pros in a new place each time it disappeared.

She is perfectly suited for life without a pros at this point in her life. We did try to get her a well fitting pros and we did get her three different models from Shriners.

I know you’ve got to follow your heart, I hope Jordon all the best in finding what she needs, God bless you.

Your friend and father to Mercedes, 6 years old left above elbow amputee.
~ Bryan

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