Okay, so certainly not the best way to spend a weekend afternoon, but I’m happy we we’re able to knock-out another item on our (endless) list. A plaster cast was taken of Ryan’s lower legs, ankles, and feet to get his anatomy for specialized splinting. It will serve as a negative mold, making the splints custom-made for him alone.
This is necessary because we must avoid bony protrusions and areas susceptible to skin breakdown; most notably the achilles, ankles, and toe knuckles. We snapped a few pictures of the fitting. Instead of writing about how this was done it is more informative to give a picture timeline highlighting the most interesting parts. In total, it took about two hours to get his done.
We’re told this will take a week or two. That is, from the starting point where insurance (hopefully) approves it.
If you haven’t yet, please take a look at two articles I’ve written recently. They both are important. People seem to enjoy reading them and are responding positively. Thank you!
- Austin Vantrease Parole: We Must Take Sides. This is the highest read post of all-time.
- Incidentally, It’s a Big Deal. This is a post I put out last Friday. It was so well received that I let it remain the most recent over the weekend. People are encouraging me to have it published (although I have no idea how to do this). Funny thing is, it was easy for me to write and just developed as I wrote. I love it when that happens. I love it even more when others appreciate it!