Thursday, January 21, 2010
The above photo is of Merritt's FIRST DAY in his brace... an exciting and challenging time!
I feel like I could write an entire book on boots and bars! I did so much research, emailed doctors, moms, dads... needless to say I became a little obsessed. I guess it was my way of controlling some portion of my son's situation.
After all the research, I decided that I NEEDED to get Merritt in a Dobb's brace and Mitchell Sandals. For more information on these items, just click!
While our physician regularly proscribed the Mitchel Sandals, I was the first in my doctor's practice to use the Dobb's brace. In fact, I had to convince the man that the brace was worth trying. Fortunately, it all worked out and Merritt was in his Dobbs brace and Mitchell Sandals as soon as his last cast was removed.
Of course, we went through the normal h*ll of starting bracing. Merritt wasn't accustomed to having both of his feet on "lock down." But, after about a week, he was well adjusted and everything has been smooth ever since! He even began crawling at about 81/2 months... a day that I was so looking forward to :)