We went a few weeks ago to a new orthodics company, Hope Orthodics. I really like them a lot and it's worth the trip to The Woodlands. The orthopedist along with Will's physical therapist recommended doing a custom leg brace instead of one off the shelf.
We went yesterday to pick them up and Will really seemed to like the design we picked out - sports theme - with football, baseball, baseball gloves, soccer balls etc.
After the appointment, we met up my mom, dad, sisters and Will's cousins for dinner at Fuddruckers and he seemed to be walking really well in them. He had a blast in the arcade area driving cars and goofing off. He ate a great dinner too. Car ride home was full of chatter about the balls on his boots.
Got home and his ankle bones were red/pink. They orthopedist told me that's normal for 20 minutes, but it should not be red after about 20 minutes. Well, they were still pink this morning. Will actually wanted to put them on this morning, but after getting them on it was not pretty. He actually had tears coming down his face and wouldn't walk anywhere.
Luckily, we had an appointment with Will's new PT, Ms. Lauri and she said, no way. Take them off. So, we're back to the old nasty boots till at least next Thursday when we're going back to get them fixed. That was the first mutually agreeable available appointment. It's rather difficult to get up to The Woodlands where this orthodics place is in the middle of the day.
After we took them off this morning Will perked up and seemed to be a lot happier. I'll be curious to see his ankles tonight if they are still pink.
Will sitting in a bumbo in the Orthodics room. It was a tight squeeze and he thought it was hilarious.