As many of you know, my son, Andy (born in 1967), has a profound Developmental Disability, along with other concerns.
In early March of 2009, he fell and could not walk afterwards. Despite our best efforts, we could not get a diagnosis for him. Even though he was walking prior to his fall, most of the MD's assumed he had Cerebral Palsy and could not (seeing him in a wheelchair, they just assumed that was where he had been all of his life) actually believe that he had walked. He got some very strange diagnosis in our journey to find why he was not walking - including that his muscles were wasting away.
We spent months searching for a diagnosis, and finally, a Physiatrist decided that his problem was not his knee (which was one of the diagnoses that many MD's thought), but likely something else, and ordered a full lower body bone scan, and discovered that for 6 months, he had a broken femur.
We found a wonderful specialty surgeon (the regular orthopods refused to operate) and the repair was in September. After 9 days of hospitalization, he was discharged to his Host Home. For 8 weeks he could put no weight on his leg, which was a real challenge for all of us, including Andy.
Today, Andy got back on his bike, and here is a picture of him on his first bike ride in almost a year. He had a ball and rode for a mile.
And, I don't know where the pink snow came from!!