Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hanging Out in Mom and Dad's Bed/ Physiatry Update

Mikan recently had a physiatry appointment in Indy.  We saw a new doctor since his old one was on sabbatical.  We discovered that the first physiatrist he saw is now seeing patients again at a new hospital that is a little closer to us, so we plan on transferring back to her.  We were very confident with her judgement.  Anyway, this new doctor confirmed all of the past doctors' assessments: ataxic-like movements, suggesting neurological impairment with balance and coordination.  He has good range and not really any concerning levels of spasticity.  This doctor gave us the go-ahead to remove his backstrap from his AFO to give him more ankle range and allow him to develop more of his muscles needed for walking, running, and squatting.  Mikan is excited about ordering new braces with planets and Backyardigans on them. 

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