So why am I posting today? Just for a few general updates for those who have been looking for them. First, Mason is healing up really well from the foot surgery. The swelling has visibly gone down in the last few weeks. I expect that when we go to the orthopedic surgeon in 11 days Mason will get the okay to have his AFOs made and be finished with the walking boot when the AFOs are ready. The reason he is using the boot is to keep his healing foot flexed into a neutral position. Then his AFOs will take over the same job.
You see, one challenge for Mason outdoors is that when crawling his pants tend to slide right off, then he tears up his knees (bleeding, cut, bad!). We combat this two ways. He wears jeans, which if they stay up, protect his knees for a while before he rips holes in them. He also can wear knee pads when we have ones that fit well. The suspenders just came in the mail this week and we're happy to say they are holding his pants up well. Cheap little kid suspenders that come with dress clothes just aren't sturdy enough to stay clamped to pants, so until now we've never found suspenders that work. These ones are found on Amazon right here in a host of colors and the clamps onto his pants are strong and holding up to his crawling around in the grass just fine.