Dryden is a cute, charming little boy with spina bifida who received primed stem cells & NCIM’s proprietary Beacon Factor on 3-28-14. The entries below are from Dryden’s Facebook page.
Whew! Long day. We are back at the hotel!!!
Everything went smoothly and we are already seeing some positive results! His feet definitely have better circulation – they are all punk and warm instead of splotchy and cold!
He has been twitching a LOT in his lower legs/feet. This means the nerves are starting to make some sort of connection to his brain. He even moved his left foot and toes when we asked him to (I’ll get video to you in a bit!)
Also – a funny tidbit – he was sitting in my lap and apparently had gas. Those of you who know Dryden know that’s pretty common. What was funny was that every time he would fart, he would look down, look at me and point to his belly. Ha ha! He’s gaining some sensation somewhere new with that too, I suppose!
We got back in tonight and stopped in at Dryden’s great grandparents to say hello. Dryden was on the floor and we were all talking. We looked down and he was on his hands and knees CRAWLING!!!! He only went a little ways, but he was very much so 4 point crawling!!! Then as we were sitting there talking about him, he pulled up onto his knees all by himself on the coffee table! Little dude is getting some strength or making some connections – either way – I’m so happy!!!!
Dryden is just continuing to amaze me.
I forgot to mention the other day when we were at his great grandmas that he tried climbing the stairs! Never even noticed them and he was going up!
This morning in therapy he tried crawling a little bit too – but did something even more amazing. He got to his big cube toy and tried pulling up. Not just to his knee either!! She asked him if he wanted to stand up and he said YES!!!! We helped him get his feet secured and he stood the…re for a short little time playing! Baby steps!!
First time he has ever WANTED to stand!
Dryden wasn’t quite as excited to stand this afternoon, but we made him anyways!
This is him standing up with NO BRACES on!!!
His PT even said she could feel his muscles in his FEET working when he would stand! His ankles didn’t roll or fall out from under him either!
I can only hope that with therapy he will have increased progress!!
Definitely going to be saving for another stem cell treatment in the future!