When I picked up Max from daycare on Friday, I noticed he was limping. He was happy as could be and when I asked him if his legs hurt, he said no. He seemed fine this weekend and was quite active with his sister and cousins. I mentioned the limp to his teacher this morning, and she just called to say, now that I mention it, they've noticed that Max has seemed to tire really easily for the past couple of days and is spending more time sitting/laying around. They also said he tripped and fell two or three times today, just walking around (wasn't tripped up by a toy or friend). I should add that this weekend, he developed a bit of a runny nose and cough.
Is it possible that he is declining already? He seems so little for that. Maybe the bug he caught is just making him tired. I put a call into Dr. Wong's nurse to see if she advises a visit to our pediatrician.
I was really devastated when I saw him limping on Friday. Of course I know his diagnosis and the fact that these problems will develop, but it just killed me to think it's starting already. I guess I felt we would have a little more time without symptoms.
Lisa, they are just athletic shoes or hiking boots that come up higher up over the ankle. They help hold the foot in a more neutral (close to 90 degrees) position so the toe doesn't drop. It helps them from tripping so much and it also helps because they don't have to lift their feet as high to clear the dropping toe so they won't get quite so tired. Jon used to have a pair of Lands End hiking boots that were really light weight and they helped him a lot.