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Video Baby steps: teaching Java to use his foot

Discussion in 'Special Needs Crossing' started by Brittany0208, 12/3/18.

  1. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue I Can't Stop Posting!

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    It didn't occur to me until this video that he doesn't have much range in any of his toes. We'll get there though.
    Also, my sister and I swear we saw that back toe move but we aren't sure. He hasn't moved it since I've had him.


     
  2. Birdbabe

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    Yes, that toe did move a little!!:dance4:
     
  3. Brittany0208

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    Awesome!!! I hope he'll be able to regain complete function in it someday :dance5:
     
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    :heart::heart::heart: He is adorable
     
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    He was having a grand time and definitely moving that back toe quite a bit. I would keep working all of his toes to help him get the idea and maybe loosen them up and get him used to using them if possible. The house finch we raised got her foot broken by Nerd bird before we realized they weren't safe together and I used to stretch out the damaged toes and she could curl them back up but the tendons tightened up and she just left them in a ball but still got around fine and climbed and walked. His toes are out all the way so maybe working them will help them loosen up and get him moving them again.
    YThey would wrap my broken elbow in nice warm damp towels to loosen up the tendons and muscles before my therapy sessions and it felt great and helped everything move easier. I went from about 30 percent range of motion loss to 3 percent when we were done and I hardly notice it. Might be helpful for him if he'll tolerate it as long as it's not too hot and burns him.
     
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    It does look like it moved! :highfive: How exciting! He's such a little champ. :D
     
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    That back toe does move a bit :laughing12: Gosh he is such a sweetie pie :heart:
     
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  8. Brittany0208

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    It seems he really enjoys playing on his back, so it looks like this will be a daily enrichment session. I'm so proud of him!
     
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    He did move that toe. I would add some massage to those back toes, gentle manipulation bending them.
     
  10. Brittany0208

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    I'll give that a shot. Should I try to extend his leg, or would that be doing more harm than good?
     
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    I would stick to the toes and work very slowly. If there is any sign of pain stop. Also ask your vet about it. Kinda like PT for us.
     
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    Gotta love that little face watching those toys intently. So wonderful that he is moving the back toe a bit! You are doing such a great job working with him.

    @Dartman ... OWie... I can't imagine a broken elbow. I mean, it hurts so much just knocking the elbow up against something!
     
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    :dance5:You go Java that foot movement is looking good!!
     
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    Well actually I shattered the radial head in about 3 chunks and the ulna had about 3 cracks in it. They go into the upper arm elbow socket area I think and the two lower bones pivot and twist in that socket area so my range of motion was damaged. I remember when I woke up I was leaning on the broken arms elbow and didn't have a clue it was broken for a day and a half till I told them it hurt a bit to move it and they took a x-ray. If I moved it wrong it reminded me real fast. It took 4 months to get stable and more then likely the radial head pieces never fused together but everything works fine now and usually doesn't bother me. The therapy ladies worked hard with me and that's why my arm is back to almost normal so I know a bit about damaged joints and what can be done. That was in May of 2009 and I do the same work today with no restrictions. I'm sure I've posted more about it here if you want to search for it.
     
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    Sooo cute... your a wonderful parront! :)
     
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    I love seeing how you're working with him. He's a such a sweetie and you're truly a wonderful parront!! :heart:
    :hug8:
     
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    What a beautiful bird, he's lucky to have you playing with him. Thanks for giving him a good life.
     
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    Thank you :heart:
     

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