We’re working!!

by Jen Lee Reeves on June 10, 2010 · 4 comments

in 2010, chicago10

We are making progress on day one of Jordan’s helper arm! Actually we’re working on two helpers. Jordan and I are very excited about it.

The first arm will remain simple – straight arm with the ability for multiple attachments: a simple Captain Hook hook that will help Jordan do cool monkey bar action, a swimming fin and of course a bike hand.

The second arm will have an elbow to focus on bimanual fine motor skills. It will be a simple joint that we can use a screwdriver to tighten or loosen. We haven’t decided if we want to include a locking mechanism that can freeze the arm in place.

Jordan was a champ at getting casted -a fiberglass wrap that gets molded to her arm. She got to do it twice since she’s getting two arms. Lucky kid!

I’m kind of live blogging the experience on Facebook.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

JoAnn Lee June 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm

We’re so excited for Jordan! She has a number of great ways to use her new helpers! Yeah!!! Love – Grandma & Grandpa! XOXO

Trisha W June 11, 2010 at 6:33 am

I’m so excited for you both and to see how much she likes them. How exciting!!! Best of luck! Safe travels!!

Kara Goff February 10, 2011 at 7:04 am

Jen – Hi! I was wondering – where is this David Rotter’s office located? We are an hour south of Chicago, and went to the Rehab Institute of Chicago. Is he there or somewhere else? Dakota is 3 and we got him a myoelectric at 18 months. He doesn’t use it at all. He certainly gets along fine, but we’ve always said we would get him anything he needs or wants in regards to his arm, and I’m wondering if we should explore other options like you guys did here. Please let me know when you get a chance.
Thanks so much!
Kara Goff (mom to Dakota, LBE)

Jen Lee Reeves February 10, 2011 at 7:14 am

Hi Kara!! David works with Scheck and Siress and his office is downtown at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Here is his bio:

I’m a huge fan. He’s creative, Jordan is using the tools we give her… and she loves “Mr. David.” Give him a call and tell him I said hi!

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