Friday, July 17, 2009

New Braces for D

It has been what, three or four months since Darsie had Botox and it has worn off. Her foot is again turning in, although not to the extent that it was. We just received her new braces and are really hoping that they help. One is a hinged DAFO to be worn during the day. Her foot still turns towards midline but it doesn't turn inwards, if that makes any sense. She walks fantastic backwards and standing, just when she goes forward does it creep inwards. The other brace is a nice brace that is meant to stretch her foot and turn it correctly. She only got through a few hours of wearing it last night before her moaning and complaining became unbearable, but four hours is better than none. Hopefully we will get a longer stretch tonight.

Pictures to come soon...as soon as the camera can clean all 930mb off of itself.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

hey! as a mother of a child with cerebral palsy, i've been following your blog. my son's feet rotate inward as well and i haven't been able to find anything that works to correct that. what braces does she wear for that? i'd also love to hear more information about your experience with the botox injections. i've been considering that for my little one.

Molly said...

We haven't found a brace that keeps our daughter from "toeing in" either. She has the hinged DAFO from Cascade. It keeps her heel down well. The botox has worked great for Allie.

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

I hope the braces work well for her! 4 hours is good! I would probably complain if something was stretching my foot that long too. Hopefully she can keep it on longer and longer.

Blessings,
Tami
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Nowheymama said...

Thanks for the update. I'm glad to know how it's going.

russell said...

Hello we just found you site.. we have a baby girl 6 months old.. she has CP. therapist said her legs turning out.. we would like to know more about you story..

Jamie said...

I was wondering what kind of shoes your daughter has to fit over her DAFO's. Thanks!

Diane said...

Hi everybody,
Shanon i read you story and would like to converse with you on the orthos and splints that you have used for your daughter. My 9 month twin son has cp of all four limbs and i need something to help him.

Diane said...

hi