Saturday, May 18, 2013

Firsts

Dave's first four wheeler ride. Notice the custom throttle set up so he can just push the thumb throttle with his broken right arm.


Best of all, first steps without any assistance at all.

I took this video today and hopefully I can post it here (a first for me!). I hope it's not as blurry as it looks in the preview.
video

Dave also drove our PT Cruiser Convertible with the standard shift. The clutch was pretty easy but shifting was an issue. He could do it, but going from 2nd to 3rd gears required leaning over with his right hand, causing him to veer to the left. I don't think oncoming traffic appreciated that, so I think he'll stick to driving the automatic truck.

He's even going up and down our steep back steps to the house with his cane, although difficult because the door opens out. Hopefully physical therapy will help this because he needs practice on stairs, since he still plans on going back to Hope Town this summer to move New Horizon (with its many stairs up and down) to be hauled out for hurricane season. 

All these firsts are so encouraging. Next we wait to see what the doctor says on Thursday. Stay tuned for updates!

1 comment:

  1. WOW....Dave, that is just great, you've come a long way baby.

    Love the blog Carol, and thaks for identifying our little dock patroler so quickly.
    hugs to you both
    TTO & TBO

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