After surgery, we did not put Mr. Boy's boots back on on for about a week since our prime concern was keeping him comfortable (even though they were supposed to be worn 24/7). We thought we were just hitting the pause button on the progress with his club foot, but we learned today that in that week Mr. Boy's foot actually digressed. Unfortunately, the orthopedic surgeron will have to re-cast Mr Boy's leg a few more times and then start the boots over again. It's always frustrating when there's no progress and even more upsetting when you go backward, but we still think the doctors made the right decision to keep the boots off the week after surgery since that would have caused him more pain and discomfort during a very critical time. He got his next cast on today.