Susan Rathfelder's Blog – July 2008 Archive (3)

Adventures in Serial Casting . . . Round Two

Well, yesterday they casted his right foot. She checked his left foot and felt he hadn't lost too much range and still fit (just barely) into his night splint so we are going to let that one be for now. I am still hoping that somehow this will all sink in to Jonathan that we; his parents, the PT and his Dr. are just trying to help him the best we can. The rest is up to him. This could all be a big waste of time if he refuses to stretch and wear his AFOs. At 17 he has to learn that he does have… Continue

Added by Susan Rathfelder on July 31, 2008 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

The Saga Continues . . .

Just when we thought we were done with the whole casting process the Dr. wants more. Even though Jon’s heels touch the floor now his foot still drops when he lifts it. So back we go for more casting. At first he refused, but a new video game is a big carrot to dangle in front of a 17 year old boy. So he ultimately agreed. Then I get home and see that the authorization expires today, now I have to get that extended. I also still have appoints with the Cardiologist, the Pulmonologist and an OT… Continue

Added by Susan Rathfelder on July 9, 2008 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Cast Free!

Jon is cast free, at least for now. The therapist wanted to recast his right foot to see if she could get a little more stretch out of it, but because he has a pretty decent case of heat rash she decided not to. She did make him promise to wear his AFOs as much as possible so he can keep the range we got. He can get both feet to neutral, pretty good considering we started with a 20 degree foot drop. So now we have to encourage him to stretch and wear his AFOs so we don't go back to where we… Continue

Added by Susan Rathfelder on July 2, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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