Sadly, my old camera has been laid to rest. There is no hope in fixing it. If you didn't read my last post, it caught on fire a few days ago while I was using it. Inside the battery compartment there is evidence of the damage. Also, one of the rechargeable batteries also has the tell tale signs of the fire. We tried new batteries with no luck. The camera has shorted out/fried/burnt use whatever term you wish. Not sure if the battery shorted the camera, or the camera shorted and burnt the battery. The proverbial which came first discussion, but really, it doesn't matter. The outcome is still the same, I need a new camera.
And I need it now.
Why the urgency? I would love to say because I need to capture every moment of my boys for prosperity, but no. I have some potentially bad news.
I first saw it Tuesday. Then again Wednesday. I mentioned it to Matthew's p/t Wednesday afternoon. She didn't catch it at first but after I pointed it out she saw it too.
Matthew's left foot is in toeing when he walks. Not when he runs. At least not yet. But it is there when he walks. And his active dorsiflexion is no longer straight up. It pulls slightly to the side, again.
His p/t was unsure if his foot is turning, or his leg is turning in. I said, true, but does that really matter? Even if it is just his leg, it will stretch the outside of his foot and tighten the inside. Opposite of what we want. She agreed.
She suggested a twister type device to wear with his brace that wraps around the leg and pulls the foot outwards for daytime and night time. I just said no. Not yet. Poor kid, my heart breaks at the thought of him wearing more stuff on his foot/leg this summer.
I thought about getting a night time stretcher, but not sure if that would hold his foot from turning in or just keep the dorsiflexion, which by the way we are maintaining AND increasing weekly.
So, I need a camera. I need to take photos and video and send it to Dr. Dobbs. Get his professional opinion.
So off I go this afternoon to buy a camera. No searching around for the right one, the fun one, the one that has the funky bells and whistles, I just need one. Now.
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