***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.***
I was so nervous about Lydia’s casting appointment today, but for no reason – she did GREAT and it went very smoothly. She did excellent. She was super still and quiet and the physical therapist kept saying that Lydia was making her job easier by being so good. There was no pain – basically the therapist just stretched her feet out a little and then put the casting tape on in that position. Lydia will wear these casts for seven days. We’ll take them off next Monday evening. They are soft casts, so we’ll be able to unwrap them ourselves to take them off. They feel like a regular cast except they have a little give. She has her next appointment next Tuesday afternoon. She’ll get measured to see if her muscles have stretched, then she’ll be stretched a little further and get another cast on which she’ll wear for another seven days. She will probably have three casts for the next three weeks.
She’s doing superb with them! Today she enjoyed all of the attention she got – she got Mommy and Daddy all to herself! She has been playing as usual and is in great spirits. She told me this evening that she’s a little tired because she can’t walk on her tip toes, so her legs are tired. Which is to be expected, her muscles have to be re-taught to walk correctly.
I’m so proud of my brave girl!