I'll try that as well. Was just thinking, if we took the weight off for a little while it might help. When he walks now, he sometimes walks on the top of the foot line dragging knuckles.sometimes ducks born with disabilities can get along just fine. as long as it doesn't cause him pain, I don't think you'll need a wheelchair. try giving him electrolytes daily to make him stronger. sav-A-chick electrolyte packets mix into water, and help a lot if given daily for a few weeks.