Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Idiopathic Toe Walking Family

Yes, all our kids are "Idiopathic Toe Walkers". which means they are toe walkers. They have done it since they startd walking. In order to make them stop walking on their toes, we have to strech their achilles tendon. They do this by putting casts on both feet for about a months. I have to say, it worked great for Joel. We had Riley done when she was abou 3 1/2 but only had it done for 2 weeks. So needless to say, it didn't work. So this year we decided to go ahead and it done. First we had Jesse done and now Riley. Sh is on her second set of casts (they take their casts off after 2 weeks and put another set on while pushing their feet up further. So it will stretch more). She is beeing such a trooper. On Monday it was such a beautiful day out and our neighbor (and Riley's friend) Lilli came out with her "spring clothes on" and her flip-flops. You could tell Riley REALLY wanted to put her flip flops on. But she is dealing with it. After two more weeks she will be done and hopefully we will not have to do this again. Until....Josiah decided to do it too:) But we will have to wait and see. So far so good (I think).
Here are pictures of all 3 kids with their casts on. Enjoy:)


Erika said...

memories, memories....
Hope all goes well this round!!!!
Hope ya'll have a great weekend with your Momma too!

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How did the kids break their legs?

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Kenzie said...

You are so brave...all 3 kids at once! I hope it works!

Tanya Kruglikova said...

I know this is an old post, but I got here searching for toe walking info. My son is 5 and we recently did 2 months of serial casting to help with his toe walking. It worked great, but I'm afraid he'll go back to the habit, so I asked another doctor and he recommended Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) for a year. Did any of your kids start toe walking again after doing serial casting? Or did you try AFOs ? Any tips would be appreciated :)