Building & Strenghting the family... one day at a time!

Friday, July 11, 2008

He's a pack-in

Well Ashton has a few days under his belt with his backpack. His sister took him for a walk around the block tonight and then he played for about another hour around the yard after that, all with his pack on. He is getting the hang of it pretty good! I weighed it yesterday and found that it is just barely over 4 lbs when the tank is full. There is a trade off to some degree I suppose. He has a little harder time getting up and down but he still can do it. The upside is that he can go from the front yard to the back yard. He also is able to move around without having the tubing get caught on things or wrapped around things.

Here is a little clip of him getting around. My camera is a little blurry for some reason, so sorry for that, but you can get the idea of how he can get around with the tank on his back.






Ashton in our backyard jungle

2 comments:

Brynn said...

Holy cow that is so cute.. I love it... We are always thinking about you.. We came to IF to visit not to long ago but ran out of time to swing by for a visit...Next time... Alex was post op 1 day from his circ and probably wasn't very good company....

Andrea said...

It's been awhile since I checked in with you guys...Ashton looks fabulous! What a great idea you had and very crafty. Maybe you could market it? Anyway, hope all is well as it has been a month since you last posted...

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