Thursday, August 12, 2010

What we've been up to

I know it's been a few days since I posted anything. It's not that we have fallen off the face of the Earth, it's just that Blaze's schedule has been keeping us very busy. He has joined a Special Olympic swimming team, which practices 4 mornings a week and two afternoons (it will be less once school starts). He won't be competing this year, because he still needs to improve his skills and endurance, but the coach believes that by next year he'll be ready.




Swimming is not Blaze's only scheduled activity, he still has therapies to go to. He has speech twice a week and physical therapy once a week. For physical therapy they've been doing serial casting on his right ankle to stretch his Achilles tendon. Yesterday he got the 4th cast in the series.

The way this works is they flex his foot as far as they can and make a cast in the position. Then the cast is split up both sides so it can be removed and Velcro is added, so that it can be wrapped back around Blaze's leg at night.


He only wears it at night and he's been really good about reminding me to put it on him.

If he has gained range after 2 weeks of wearing a cast, he will get a new one that flexes his foot back more, until he achieves a normal range of movement in that ankle.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Blaze, it sounds like you are having a fun summer! :)

Crafty Crow