I've been looking forward to this day for weeks now... the day we get Lewis's AFOs! Aren't they adorable?! They look enormous... way bigger than his feet. They're big so they can be adjusted to fit him as he grows and we can maybe go a few months without getting new ones.
The AFOs should accomplish a couple things. First, as Lewis's muscles are getting stronger, they are pulling his feet into weird positions. That's not a big deal, but left alone, it could be a problem in the future. The AFOs help to put his feet in a neutral position so that they'll develop normally. Second, Lewis has very little, if any, strength in his ankles. The AFOs support his ankles so that he'll eventually be able to stand on his own. Again, not really an issue now, but we are doing a little standing with him in therapy, so the AFOs should help!
Lewis thinks they're pretty cool and is already messing with them a lot... I can just see it a few months from now when he's ripping them off!
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