? about dd's adductor bar

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Registered: 01-08-2004
? about dd's adductor bar
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Mon, 12-27-2004 - 11:37pm
Sammy recently got an adductor bar to wear to bed each night. It's a bar attached to a pair of shoes that will hopefully stretch out her hips and make them more flexible. Poor kid has to wear shoes to bed :( I'm curious and concerned about this. It's nearly impossible for her to roll over, she is literally confined to her bed, and I'm worried about her hurting herself or her little sister. They insist on sleeping in the same bed, nothing DH or I do can separate them. What really gets me is that the Dr. says this may not work at all, she is 7yo and they probably waited too long, and Sammy told me a few days ago that she is ready to night time potty train. I've waited years for her to be even a little cooperative with night training, and now she just can't do it.
When we put the bar on her tonight, she started crying about turning into a rabbit. She's always turning into something, lol. We got her calmed down alright, but I'm worried about DH and I. We're very skeptical about this, but don't want Sammy to know that. Does anyone have any advice to offer? TIA

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 12-28-2004 - 10:28am

Hi.

 


 



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Registered: 01-08-2004
Tue, 12-28-2004 - 11:36pm
Well, I woke up this morning to find Sammy hiding under my 2yo's crib matress, crying that I was going to yell at her and call her "broken legs". Apparently my 2yo managed to get the tennis shoes and bar separated while I was in the shower. GRRRR Now we get to spend another 2 hrs on the bus each way to order the special wooden shoes for a mere $50!! And do it again to pick them up. (The place we go has a bad habit of telling you to come in, showing you a picture of what you're ordering, then sending you home until they actually come in.) I don't spend that much on shoes in a whole year, lol. I'm not sure how well this will work at all. Sammy woke up cranky and sore from being stuck on her back all night. Not so bad for non school days, but she really needs all her sleep when school is in. Guess I will call tomorrow and see what they say.
I'll try to make the chat on Thur. I live in Central time zone, so we're still usually working on getting the rugrats to bed. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 12-29-2004 - 8:29am

Is there another way to place your order?

 


 



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Registered: 09-01-2004
Wed, 12-29-2004 - 2:12pm

Sleepy time issues are always the best kind eh? Everyone is your house is up all night and then everyone is cranky the next day. Maria and Lilly are the two that we have bed time problems with. Lilly just simply won't stay in bed unless I am there so I put her to bed in the computer room with me and then transfer fer over but Maria has CP and she also cannot turn over on her own sowe started some extra PT so she could build some extra muscle to turn over with. This failed so we set up an alaborate concoction of strings and such and she is able to turn her self over safly with our little divice. could something like that work for you?

-Nya

P.S. I feel bad because my spelling and grammar are horrid. Not to sure if I have told you gals this but english is my second language I was initially french.

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Wed, 12-29-2004 - 10:42pm
I called today and the guy I needed to talk to wasn't in. I left a message, hopefully he calls me back tomorrow. I'm just going to see if he can order them without me there as we know her shoe size.
I'm not sure how the taxes will go. We tried to claim some medical bills last year and couldn't because we didn't make enough or spend enough. Can't remember wich. We're gonna try again this year, we have several hundered dollars in med. expenses. I know that doesn't sound like much, but our insurance only cost us about $3 for an office visit and less than $5 for prescriptions. I just can't believe how quickly that added up.
I'm not sure how to handle the night time issue. We did give her a small glimmer of hope, reminding her she might be able to do tae kwon do again if this works for her. The instructor told us she wasn't ready or flexible enough yet, wait a year or so. She's excited to use the bar, at least until we get it fixed anyways, lol.
I'll keep you posted as to what happens.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 12-30-2004 - 7:49am

thanks for the update!