Friday, November 5, 2010

All Velcro'd In...

Steve has done two stints on his new Standing Table - for ten to twenty minutes at a time. The first stint was exhausting, albeit triumphant. Blood pressure must equilibrate; the legs take more load. But it's all necessary if Steve is ever to progress to walking.

The above picture shows Steve "standing," not on his own power, of course. The bands around his chest, hips, and thighs are made of sturdy fabric, secured with Velcro.

But I think it's easy to see in Steve's face that verticality makes a difference! It certainly gives us hope.

And even though the steps are baby-steps at times, they are clearly steps in the right direction. This from a man who by all rights should have been dead many incidents ago!

Thanks again to the Village that provided the gift of the Standing Table. It's provided an amazing boost to Steve and his team.

Take care,
Linda Gromko, MD


  1. You both are amazing! I love Steve's little smile and wave!

  2. Pretty cool, indeed. Yesterday, he stood for a full hour in the standing table! Linda