Mr. Boy's got some new orthopedics and spiffy new shoes to wear over them. The muscles around his ankles are weak, so he is quite a wibbly, wobbly kiddo. We had AFO's (ankle foot orthopedics) that went from the knee to his toes, giving him stability, but not allowing him to bend his ankle so they were really just for standing but since he is crawling all over the place and pulling himself up to things, he needed a different solution. Now he has SMO's (Supra-Malleolar Orthosis) which only go from the ankle to the toes, allowing ankle movement, but giving him ankle support. Its like wearing really high boots. We can tell a big difference in his stability while standing, and a huge rise in confidence. He may be walking around here before we know it! Lately he has been spending most of his days doing laps around the coffee table, pushing his hot wheels cars around and around. He can walk along, as long as he's holding onto something and this weekend he walked with his walker toy for the first time without our help!
He wears the SMO's inside these new shoes