Grey with his knee immobilizers on
So, I went in to talk with Gabe...the most amazing orthotics guy around and he showed me something that I didn't even know existed. It's a KAFO that can turn back into a GRAFO...amazing.
See how it attaches near the ankle? Awesome.
At that point, it was a no-brainer. We knew that these were the braces for Grey! Before I show you what his new braces look like, I thought that we could take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce a little about his past AFOs...
Can you even handle this picture? I can't.
Grey got his first teensy tiny pair when he was just 3 months old. He had a curve to his foot, that if left untreated...would just get "curvier" so we strapped these bad boys on for about 20-22 hours a day and voila! his feet were (and still are) straight and beautiful!
I'm not sure what's cuter...the tiny AFOs or those chubby little legs!Next came a pair that he only wore at night. This pair was to help with his plantar flexion (basically they pointed his foot down).
Here we are putting them on
and here he is just being cute. :)
Next he got his "standing AFOs" this was the first pair to help with standing.
Who is this kid?
snacks are always a good motivator
His next pair were GRAFOS....they give a bit more support at the knee, you can tell in these pictures that there is an insert that goes above his knee in the front.
Next, it was time for the casting of his new KAFOs...here is Gabe doing what he does best...
Grey's just keeping himself busy with the IPOD
And there you have it!!
How did we get from so little to...so big...so fast???
Grey at therapy...standing so tall!
Grey with his brand spakin' new KAFOs!!