Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Shoes for Maddy

Today we went to the hospital to pick up Maddy's new orthotics, and let me tell you, she is NOT impressed!! I expected as much - they restrict her movement at the ankle so it is much harder for her to move around. She can still stand with them on but it's a bit more awkward for her. I don't think that she can go from laying to sitting with them on though - she needs more ankle movement for that.

It will be hard for Maddy to adjust to her new AFOs, but I'm determined that she will learn to use them as needed - the pain and frustration of learning to wear them is worth her long-term mobility... We have a follow up appointment with the orthopedic doctor in four weeks so we'll see how it goes!!

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