When Nina first tried her AFO's on she loved them! She realized she had better balance and that it made walking maybe a little easier. The first time we put them on at home she was okay with it, but the second time around, as soon as she saw them, she started to cry!
As a matter of fact, she even cries when we stretch her now. It used to be that she would count with us as we would do a stretch, but now, she cries and cries and cries. Her legs are very tight, and this will be a process...a painful process.
So here are pictures of Nina standing as she has for the last few years of her life. You can see her that her heels are as high up as they can, and she stands on her toes (sometimes just the big toe!)
The AFO's make a huge difference, and you can imagine how much that hurts! Don't blame her poor girl. So for those of you that have a child with CP and had to go through this, any suggestions are welcome! I do think once she gets botox it will help, but for now, the poor thing is scared to wear them or be stretched, because it might mean, we will put the AFO's on!
But here she is, sitting like a "pretzel" which makes her feel so proud of herself! She was not able to do this when we first got her, as her legs did not "open up" it is pretty exciting!