"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New AFO's!

Alina's first pair of AFO's were getting too small. We'd had them built up already and adjusted a few times but they just needed to be replaced. This time she chose an orange/yellow color. The most exciting part is they now have a 'hinge' in them so she has ankle movement! She's pretty wobbly on them when walking alone, but overall her gait has improved a ton with the ankle movement. She's able to bend down easier because she can use her ankle to squat down, and she can push off her toe when taking steps.

Princess chalky butt!

Still have the de-rotational bands, this time trying double wrap around the left side, which is the side that really turns in.

Does this girl love her daddy or what? :)

1 comment:

Me said...

LOVE the yellow!! It's summery!! She has a smile that lights up the world.