Wednesday, May 28, 2008


It has been confirmed...

We have 15 degrees of dorsiflexion!!

You guys have no idea how this feels! 2 weeks ago, at his last P/T appt there was nothing and now he is at 15 degrees! He was also able to sustain a hold.

(This means that I have no idea.

But it means that his foot is moving up 15 degrees past neutral, which is when your foot and leg are at a 90 degree angle.

To give you an idea of how amazing this truly is, last yr, when he was botoxed and casted for 8 weeks, we could barely stretch his foot into neutral after the casting. He can now lift his foot higher then that on his own. )

She says that they stretching I am doing as well as the P/T is working. I am so thrilled!

What does this mean? It means that for the first time in his life, Matthew has the possibility of near normal motion of his foot. It will never look and function completely normally, but this gives the hope that at some point, he will not need to wear his AFO 8-10 hours every day.

Btw, I had to fight back the tears when his P/T told me. This is the best news... ever.

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