Friday, September 19, 2008

AFOs

Mira's appointment to get fitted for her AFOs went really well today. Basically, they did a fiberglass wrap on both of her legs (one at a time of course) which is similar to getting fitted for a cast. The hardest part was actually holding Mira's legs in place while they did the wrapping and cutting. It took several minutes for the cast to firm up and Mira did some serious squirming throughout the entire process. Either she is getting really strong or I am just weak, but it took a couple pairs of hands just to keep her from forcing her way out of the mold with each leg. The therapist then cut the wraps, which will be used to form and custom fit her actual AFOs. We even got to select colors for the brace, velcro straps, and accent banding. It's just a given that they will be pink and lavender, with floral banding. Isn't everything Mira wears pink and lavender?!

The AFOs should be ready in about 3-4 weeks and we have an appointment scheduled in mid-October to pick them up and try them out. We will see if insurance is going to cover them - so far we have been extremely fortunate in that they have covered just about everything.

1 comment:

Matt said...

That's great! I'm sure they will make Mira very very happy. Here's hoping to the continuing good insurance coverage...