I made this page for other parents of limb different kids. I’ve “met” a lot of them via Facebook and through other limb groups. I remember what it was like to be pregnant with Patrick and not really know what to expect. Jen Reeves’ blog was really great for me to read – I loved seeing pictures of Jordan doing all kinds of different things.
Patrick has a LBE (left below elbow) congential (born this way) amputation. The medical word for what he has is Symbrachydactyly – though the appearance (and amount of hand/fingers present) can vary widely from person to person. We don’t have any prosthetics and probably won’t unless he asks for it.
I am not really a big advocate in the limb world. Patrick is a normal kid, and this blog represents our normal life. I don’t write about limb stuff on here very often, so if that’s what you’re looking for you may be disappointed. I do have lots of photos of a one-handed boy having a good time. And if seeing that floats your boat, you’re welcome here.
Here are some of our favorite limb blogs/resources:
We had a group when we lived in Phoenix, and are part of the Pacific Northwest Nub Club. I highly recommend finding some people near you to hang out with sometimes, if you can.