This is how Oatie stands in open space, as time goes by, he's getting more confident on standing in open space and at times, to me, it seems that he forgets that he he has to "think" how to walk, only very briefly when he's caught up in emotion like wanting to walk to someone or holding something special. Suddenly he realises that he's walking and then you can see him thinking about it.
From Picture 3-4 he's like Elle Woods from Legally Blond, "Bend and Snap", (he's down and then straight up. ) He's knees bend where as before he'd be "wooden legged"
He has probably added 1-2 metres in distance in the past 4 months. His sturdiness is so much stronger, like he's getting stockier and certainly less floppy. I'd say 5 metres is his comfort zone, any further distance in open space is like hmmmmmm he has done 7metres, and that was only because his daddy's gorgeous arms were waiting for him.
The only thing I can attribute this to is ABR (Advanced Bio-Mechanical Rehabilitation), and Oatie's Sheer Willpower, if it's one good thing he's inherited from both his parents and both grandparents is Brute Stubbornness... Like when you do ABR on him you can just feel the difference...
Well we got 2.5 hours of Manual in today, he still gets his 10-14 hours at night on his Machine.