Evan has found his freedom. He has had his wheelchair for one week now and is loving his new found freedom. It took him about 5 minutes to realize that he could move around as he wanted. His favorite place to be is in the kitchen. The kitchen has a tile floor so he doesn't have to exert as much effort to get himself around, but also because there are treasures to be found. He has no greater joy right now than opening the cabinets and drawers and taking out their contents. As always, there is a price for freedom. We now have to baby proof the house, I couldn't be more thrilled to do it.
It brings a smile to my face each time turn around and he is not right there. He is instead off exploring, on his own terms. I am still holding on to the hope that one day he will walk and not have to rely on his wheelchair as his only means of mobility, but I know we have some work to do before that day comes.
For today though, I am so proud of him and all the progress he has made.