Andrea - posted on 10/18/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )




my 3.5 year old son just got leg braces to sleep with on tuesday, and it seems to be a constant battle to get him to keep them on. they only velcro which pardon my language seems absolutely retarded for a child his age to just have velcro on them, he can obviously undo it!! i put my large socks over them, and tapped them down and he still got out of them last night. i haven't slept in 2 days because i am constantly going into his room to put the braces back on. i can't stress to him enough how important it is to keep them on and not to touch them, but he keeps complaining how bad they hurt [he cant bend his foot at a 90* angle, in which his heels don't touch the ground when he walks. we do PT 2 times a day from home and now he has to wear these legs braces at bed time until the end of march. the doctor will then determine if surgery is necessary]. any help or advice on how to help keep them on him would be helpful i just don't know what else to be doing [he even takes muscle relaxers for when he has foot spasms and i gave him one tuesday night just for the first night with the braces and it had a reverse affect on him and he stayed up until 3am, last night i passed out around 1am, and at 8am his braces were fully off and put away]

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