Home and happy

We met with David one more time before heading home.  Jordan was pretty darn excited about having a chance to play with him.  Since we went to the children's museum, she has warmed up to actually using her hook.

Here she is using both hands pushing a big exercise ball with David:

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But we had this one moment that was unexpected.  Jordan got to do something I had mourned we would never get to do with her.  You know when you go to a park and watch parents walking with their child and they swing them in the air.  I've felt little twinges of jealousy watching that simple act.  Well, today David and I realized she can do that with the hook arm.  And it was really cool.  It was so cool that I made sure we had a little video of it.

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So freaking cool.  (By the way, if you can't see the videos, feel free to visit all of the videos I took on the trip by clicking here) I decided to drive home right after the appointment to help me get focused for my next trip: China! I leave on Sunday and I have so much to do.  So I won't be able to blog and post stuff as often until I get back.  But I have to say I feel pretty good about the direction we're going for Jordan.  I can recall when Jordan was very little and I'd look at a hook arm and feel nervous putting one on my child...  Just because of some kind of personal stigma I gave it.  I don't know why.  But I've moved to a point where I totally see how helpful it can be.  We don't need a thing that looks like a hand.  Jordan doesn't have one! Let's use tools that can actually help.  That's so much more important.

I can't wait to help her ride her bike.  I'll make sure to post something when that happens.  I promise! Also - I have to say a big thank you here on the blog to David Rotter.  He spent so much personal time with Jordan and I.  I appreciate all of the care, kindness and interest in Jordan and her needs.  I feel really lucky to have worked with him and his staff.