Your son needs leg braces. That's what we found out during Holland's Phsyical Therapy evaluation today. We were referred by the Occupational Therapist we've been seeing weekly, for help with gross motor skills now. I've always known he walks on his toes, and kind of pidgeon toed. But today we found out just how much the Spina Bifida is affecting the rest of his body. He's bow-legged and very weak at the ankles which is causing him to favor one side. He's compensating for the hip rotation problem by sitting in a way that doesn't hurt his back, which is only causing the leg problems to worsen.
All I could picture was Forrest Gump. I asked her if that's what they looked like. She was like, "no sweetie!" Hopefully when we go in next week for the OT appointment the lady who does the fitting will be there. Honestly, if you told me there was some other ailment he had, I would not be surprised at this point. The leg braces kind of put me over the edge.