Well, we have entered the world of orthotics. Here’s a look at Finn’s “headgear” of sorts…the equipment that will make him clunky and awkward but hopefully better because of it:
The doctor warned us he may cry the first time we fit him into it, as it will be an unusual sensation for him to be upright on his own. Finn just grinned…and clapped, actually. The doctor called in the nurses, secretaries and even the technician who made the frame to see this sweet little guy smiling and clapping for his new toy. This little ditty will help put much-needed pressure into his joints and bones to increase their density and cause them to develop properly.
These keep Finn’s feet straight and his ankles at the right angle. They are clunky and turned his feet bright red the first few times he wore them. He’s supposed to wear them most hours of the day…it will take a while for us to get used to these. Putting jeans on him is even more of a chore and they ripped my shirt while I was holding him.