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Posted: 1/22/2006 11:37:21 AM EDT


Found out a couple of weeks ago at our ultra-sound that my son, who won't be born until May, does not have a left hand. The left arm is completely normal all the way to the wrist and then nothing after that.

It was really quite a shock at first but after thinking about it, I realize that my son will be able to do the things that all of the other kids do.

Has anyone else delt with this type of situation? I'm sure the doc's will have information and other specialist for us to talk to but I feel I get more "real-life" information from people is similar situations.

Thanks
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:31:33 PM EDT
Your son will adapt in ways you will never imagine.

Don't treat him as "handicapped". Don't lower expectations.

Remember the thing posted here about the one handed bass player? There you go. Keep that in mind.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:33:32 PM EDT
help him out, and in the mean time, watch finding nemo for some good "special needs" ideas.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:35:36 PM EDT
you have any idea how many cool attachments he could get for the prosthetic?

1) Integrated Super Soaker
2) Hook
3) Minigun

I mean, seriously, how cool would it be for him to come up with a prosthetic that is mind activated and controlled that has all sorts of cool gizmos on it. He'll be fine.
Matt
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:40:54 PM EDT

He'll be fine.

Matt




I agree. treat him normal, and love him to death.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:47:37 PM EDT
I knew a guy that was born with nothing below the elbow on his left side. He led a completely normal life, drove a car, had a wife and kids, had a sucessful career. He didn't use any type of prosthetic, it was amazing to watch him do stuff. He had adapted very well.
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