Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Brace Yourself!

Here are Austin's new goods. He is graduating his left foot to a much smaller brace which is good news. His feet have grown so much but they always make the AFO's so big so he doesn't need to get them redone but maybe once a year. His new Nike's are super cool looking albeit a bit "clown-feet-ish" as they are so big. He's complained a bit about the new left one feeling painful on his heel. I'm hoping after a few days he gets more comfortable. And so far, knock on wood he hasn't dirfed in the dirt tripping over them because they are oversized. He was running tonight and was thankfully able to catch his balance when he did trip up a bit the one time I saw. He's had a great summer regarding balance. He can run in Crocs now and I don't worry as much about him falling. He's also made a lot of progress on his trike. I will have to take some video. He still can't turn at all but he can pedal down the sidewalk quite far. Summer is always a great progression time, this one was no different. Yay Austie!





Monkey Face


P.S. The boys had a field trip today with the school and Jill posted a video of Austin casting on her blog. It's awesome, you have to check it out!

12 comments:

always1332 said...

He is so adorable! Love the monkey face!

Dawn said...

Thanks Suzi - He is a monkey and he belongs in a zoo, a cute monkey though. :)

Sheila said...

Malayna will be getting new braces too. Does Austin wear his alot? We've got to get Malayna wearing hers alot more now that she's trying to walk more. Great news on the balance. That's always encouraging to hear. Gives me hope!

Dawn said...

Sheila - Austin doesn't wear them all day but always when we go out unless it's super hot and then I let him wear crocs. His feet get so nasty after a full day in them and peel and crack. We've found Aquaphor is very helpful with his feet. Hopefully Malayna will continue to improve.

Debbie said...

I love that monkey face too :) He is doing great!

Amy said...

So glad Austin is doing so well and has graduated to new and better braces!!

sherri and Adam said...

great job Austin! I love your new braces and new shoes. The monkey face is priceless! Keep up the good work!

Dawn said...

Thanks Deb, Amy, and Sherri - A week in now and he's no longer complaining about the left foot. Whew.

I wish I had a camera for most of his nutsy faces.

Barbara said...

Go Austin! It sounds like he's having a great summer. Bennett's feet get so hot and sweaty in is AFO. I wish he could tell me how they feel because they don't look comfortable. Has Austin ever complained much?

I also have to chime in - I love the monkey face too!!

Dawn said...

Barbara - Austin rarely complains about them. Only when we first get them or if I tie the shoes too tight. If we aren't careful about the athlete's foot though that can be an issue so we try to stay on it. It will be worse when school starts and he's in them all day long.

Kiera Beth said...

Looks how much his feet has grown from the last set! The monkey face is so cute!

Jill said...

I'm so behind with the blog would. Austin is such a cutie