Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Jason got fitted for his leg braces today!  Neither of us really knew what to expect-I guess we thought the orthotics representative would just take some measurements of his legs, but no.  He actually did full plaster casts of both legs.  It was a surprisingly fast process, given all that had to be done.  When they're completed (which should take about 2-3 weeks, and will include another 2 fittings to make sure everything is working right), Jason will go to a few PT sessions to get trained on them.  Then, he'll be able to use them at home and SCI-FIT.  Our initial goal is for Jason to be able to stand when at home.  Hopefully, he'll be able to work up to walking in the halls of our apartment building (where the carpet is really short)....though this will take some time.

It seems like it has taken forever to get to this point with the braces...now, I feel like I can say with some confidence that Jason will have braces by the end of the month!  Here's a timeline of the braces' saga:

  • December 2011:  Doctor agrees to send Jason to PT for braces evaluation once he is 6 months post-injury
  • January 9, 2012: 6 months post accident
  • Early February: Meet with doctor again, get referral
  • Mid-February: PT Evaluation, Jason passes!
  • MId-February-Early April: Doctor signs off on prescription, prescription goes to orthotics company, insurance approves (this was supposed to only take 2 weeks)
  • May 1: Casting
So, yeah, this has taken a while, but patience pays off in the end!

A few other things in the works:
  • Jason will get to use the eLegs again on Friday!
  • We've begun the DMV process....hopefully, Jason will have a driver's license again soon :)
  • Still finalizing our timeline for the east coast trip.  I'll post all the dates soon, so that we can make arrangements to see all our east coast friends and family!
Love you all,


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