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open_the_door 09-13-2009 09:21 AM

hinged AFO's and more.....
Does anymore have a child with a hinged AFO? My son will be receiving a pair sometime this month. He has also been put on clonidine and his tone has decreased tremendously. I can stretch him better, and his walking seems to be less jerky. He is now 5 years old and has been using his potty for 2 weeks now. I had to go out and buy another potty because he just wasn't successful in the toilet. We put rails on the toilet and a footstool on the floor so he could bare down when he had a bowel movement but he was so stressed trying to balance. I found a potty at a store that is a bit larger than the other kind and he has been doing his business in that for 2 weeks now. I'm so relieved because I"m trying to get him potty trained so he won't be in a special needs kindergarten. He is so intelligent. I still have to do alot of fine motor with him. You know how it is. It seems like I'm still not doing enough. You know what I mean? He is a happy child and that is all that really matters.

nwmom 09-13-2009 07:38 PM

Re: hinged AFO's and more.....
Noah has hinged AFO (left) and is getting one for the right, too. He seems to do much better in them than he did with the non-hinged ones. Glad to hear about the potty news--that's such a big triumph!!!

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