"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Next Step. . .Literally

Now that Connie is taking steps with help, we have noticed some low tone in his ankles-especially the right one. Following surgery he was low tone everywhere, so we're not sure if this is just some residual weakness that hasn't strengthened yet or if this is just something we've not noticed because he wasn't weight bearing much until now. Our PT is getting a script from the pediatrician for orthotics for his shoes. He'll probably get measurements sometime next week and as soon as we get through the red tape of insurance, etc. the turn around time is about two days or so. He'll have to wear these all the time except when sleeping or right after the bath. There's a new company called Sure Step that our PT likes because the orthotics don't limit range of motion nearly as badly. They don't go all the way up to the toes. I'll try to post pics of them after he's got 'em. She said he shouldn't need any special type of shoe and that a high top isn't probably the best b/c it's hard to get the orthotic into those type of shoes. She said just stray away from any shoe that has a very defined sole that goes way in at the arch.

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