On Tuesday we traveled to Kileen, Texas to get John’s new SMOs (Supra Malleolar Orthosis). These braces will force John’s ankles to go back straight vs inwards and his feet to go straight vs outwards. John is required to wear them 8 hours a day. He is allowed to wear them while napping and take them off in the car according to the person who fit us. I am going to include a video of how we put them on as well as him walking in them for the first time below.
We went right after the appointment to purchase new shoes to have a better fit over his SMOs. John has gotten better about walking in them. When you do first put them on however he just wants to to be held and refuses to walk with them on.
John has learned a new word as well we have recently discovered. “Hot”