kids got short casts to hold their correction until their AFOs are ready. much screaming by sophie, as is the norm. Ben got black and sophie got pink. Ben got walking boots but so far he isnt walking. his knees are stiff from being bent in casts for so long. but they seem to be stretching out more all the time. When I pick him up I let his legs hang so the weight of his feet and legs gently pull stretching his knee backs. Still no date for osteotomy.
I asked about a chair for sophie as she is getting too big and too old to be in the stroller all the time(although she never complains about it) basically I was told that since she has upcoming fixators (at some unknown date in the future) that any chair fitted for her wouldnt work then and not to do anything. soon her little legs will be too long for the stroller. then what? 30 pounds is a lot of baby to carry around all the time. and she cant really even hold on. I am frustrated. I know that if you get an electric chair you cant get insurance to give you a manual. so I wanted only a manual so that later when she gets a power chair she will have that one to fall back on. and we dont have a really accessible house right now for her to use a power chair. but I cant get one because at some date in the future she will change? wth? Maybe at home we can try to get one. Start with pt locally and see if they will work with us to get a chair. We have met our deductible for the year so this is a good time to do it. and by the time she would be ready for a power chair way down the road we would have new insurance.
their feet are looking good. bens heel is still just a bit rolled under but they werent too concerned at this point. they said if in time it becomes a problem they can do surgery to fix it but it isnt really necessary at this point. it usually resolves itself OR isnt a problem for the person.