Whitney's feet seem to grow incredibly slowly. She's been wearing her current set of DAFO ankle braces for almost a year now. But they're starting to get tight and her little toes are sticking a bit far beyond the end of them.
So last week it was off to the physical therapist's office again. The therapist turned on some Elmo for Whitney to watch while she took new molds of Whit's feet. Whit was sufficiently distracted that she really wasn't bothered by the wrapping process going on down below.
Once the wrapping had hardened, the therapist cut off the molds and Whit was free to go. In about a month Whitney will be fitted with her new braces. They'll likely reach just above her ankle even though the molds reached up quite a bit higher.
They should get my little girl through another year of growing and learning to walk. The braces she's had have been instrumental in helping her get confident on her feet in spite of her floppy ankles. It's amazing the progress that is made possible by some carefully crafted, molded plastic.