***If you’ve landed on my blog from searching the ‘net for info on tip toe walking or serial casting or AFO braces, hello. This particular post here is one in a number I wrote about my daughter’s tip toe walking. I encourage you to start with this post instead. It encapsulates our journey more succinctly.***
Lydia got her braces last Wednesday and she has been doing so exceptionally great with them. The braces are supposed to be worn overnight, but she has to “practice” with them before she can wear them that long. (I have written about her tip-toe walking and braces here, here, here, and here.) So, on Thursday she wore them for half hour, on Friday for an hour, and she’s wearing them for another hour tonight (Saturday). We have to phase her into the braces to make sure she doesn’t get any bruising or red spots or blisters or anything. After tonight, she can wear them for four hours in bed. We’ll put them on her when she goes to bed, then take them off of her before we got to bed. If she still doesn’t have any marks on her legs or feet, then she can wear them the entire night overnight.