ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) â€” Three-year-old Parker Sebens lifted his bandaged, reattached arms like a champ and growled like a professional wrestler nearly two months after the limbs were severed in a farming accident.
The youngster got a big send-off Thursday from North Memorial Medical Center, where he spent the past 7 1/2 weeks.
``Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof!'' Parker sang to the plastic, black dog atop his cake, echoing the hit song by the Baha Men.
The boy's parents, sister and two brothers were to take him home Friday to the family farm near Milnor, N.D., where he fell into a grain auger on Sept. 18
In the accident, Parker's left arm was severed at the shoulder and his right arm at the shoulder and hand. Complications from the injuries required doctors to amputate his right hand four days after the initial reattachment, and later remove his right arm and left hand again.
Parker's right arm is a stump and his left arm ends just below the elbow.
While Parker's doctor said she was amazed by his good spirits, parents Mitch and Rene Sebens were bracing for the challenge of daily therapy, wound care, and even life's everyday routines.
``The dressing changes are a little scary for me, but we'll be OK,'' Rene Sebens said.
Parker will get weekly visits from his doctor, Jennifer Harrington, who said the boy is already showing signs that he will be able to adapt to prosthetics. Doctors are prepared to do more work on the boy's left side, she said.
``He's doing fantastic. He needed to get to a point where he could go home,'' Harrington said.