Friday, October 5, 2012

Getting AFO's: Part 2

Well after four week of waiting we finally have Rae's AFO's (read about the casting process here). Yesterday, we went to Hanger Orthotics to pick up her "magic" shoes (All I hear in my head is Forrest Gump, "Momma says these was my magic shoes."). Ben came in and gave one of the AFO's to Rae. Of course it had to pass her inspection...


First, she had to touch them....


Then, true to nature, she had to taste test them.


Guess they passed muster because she allowed Ben to put them on.


We expected a little complaint since the AFO's were stretching her feet, but it went very smoothly.


It looks like she has a small paddle on her foot.



A few minor adjustments to the length and we'll be ready to go.


Rae was a very patient client while we waited on Ben to trim all the extra material from her AFO's.


The finished product!
If you look close enough you can see the tiny butterfly.

When we first put them on her she was in a good mood and I think she really liked the sound they made when she kicked her feet against her stroller...

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