While there are many uncertainties going on related to Mason at the moment health-wise he has no idea. He is as joyful as ever and I thought it would be fun to share some recent pictures. This collage is Mason attempting wheelchair basketball. We purchased this basketball hoop for a few reasons. First, it adjusts from 2-4 feet, just under the size of our other indoor basketball hoop. This brings it down to the perfect height for Mason to play basketball in his wheelchair. It is a great opportunity for Mason to strengthen his trunk/core as he uses both hands to throw. I have to say it becomes very obvious to me just how far he has to go yet when he’s playing basketball. He is still not throwing the ball most of the time, more dropping it in the hoop. On the occasions when he is too far back to reach the hoop he leans forward and collapses, unable to hold his upper body without using his hands.
This picture really shows Mason’s personality. He loves his baby brother Samuel and will do anything it takes to reach out and touch him, even when we tell him too let Samuel sleep. This picture also is a great representation of what I meant when I said he collapses forward when leaning. He is laying on the swing because he can’t support his trunk with just his abs and back muscles. To get up from this he uses his hands and pushes up on the foot plate or frame of the wheelchair.
Happy Saturday everyone!