Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Special Shoes

Marshall got his special shoes and brace last Friday, which means no more casts for awhile and we don't have to drive to Nashville for a whole month!!
He seems to be adjusting very well. We haven't had any blisters or sores, something I was kind of expecting after reading posts on the Clubfoot Group I belong to on Yahoo (nosurgery4clubfeet). He is wearing what are called Mitchell sandals and a Dobbs bar. We have been really happy with both - the sandals go on easily enough and the bar lets him move his feet up and down independently. I think this is why he has adjusted so well. Marshall hasn't had any fussy periods that are due to his new foot arrangement. (He has been hungry and tired though and does let us know about it from time to time!)
Eleanor likes to try to help take them off and has been really good about knowing they are not a toy to play with. And how awesome was it that they could take a bath together! Previously, I was giving them separate baths due to the fact that Marshall's cast couldn't get wet.
Here's hoping the boots and bar continue to go well!

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