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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday Splints

Ok. Yestday we showed u Maw's shoes fur Plantar Fasciitis. Now we show u wat she wears to bed efurry night. It's dangerous to sleep arownd her, but we still do.

This splint is the Healwell Night Splint. It works the best in Maw's opinion at keeping her foot stretched. She wears it on her right foot.



This is the Dorsal night splint that Maw wears on her left foot.



This sock contraption didn't work at all for Maw. Her podiatrist sold it to her, but she can still make her foot go almost flat when wearing it, so it didn't keep her foot stretched at night.



This is the thumb spica splint that Maw wears on her left hand at night and when driving or mowing the grass or pushing a grocery cart. Maw has severe osteoarthritis in her left thumb and her arm goes numb when the thumb gets over-used and inflamed. She found out she had this condition when she was in court reporting school a couple of years ago.



So, as you can see, Maw wears lots of dangerous devices to bed at night. It is tricky sleeping with her. We usually go flying when she moves so we don't get boinked by contortion devices. Yup.

Luf, Us

18 comments:

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

wow, those are alot of contortion devices. Becareful if she gets mad at you during the night...Hehehe

Parker said...

Yup, I'd be careful in bed with her too! But I bet it's worth the risk to snuggle!

Dragonheart said...

Your poor Maw. I'm glad those contraptions help her though!

Daisy said...

Guess what? My Daddie sometimes wears a splint just like that first contraption for his achilles tendon. On account of he runs too much. I think it works good!

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Seanbean wears hard braces called AFOs during the day. Everyone has to watch out when he starts swinging his feet cause it really hurts to get hit by them. You guys are wise to get away when your Maw start moving at night! Yikes!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Your Maw is practically bionic!!!!!
Our mom thanks you for the tips and she's pretty nervous about what her doctor will say on Tuesday.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

That's lots of equipment to dodge!
Our Meowmie had to wear a wrist brace. Those things have METAL in them!
We glad everything helps your Maw feel better :)

Fritzamus Maximus said...

Wow. Ernest and I hope that the splints help your Maw feel better. Those fancy shoes sound like they are helping her!

Lux said...

Isn't it amazing how many things have been created to help beans that wouldn't have been available in earlier times?

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sometimes, when mom's been on her feet to long, her sciatica acts up worser than ushual and she will sit on a funny pillow dat vibrates. She has to rap her left foot and pull it up and den rap it around her calf so when she wakes up her leg duzzent go num. It's all acuz of a big truck rolling over grammas car when mom wuz in it. We don't unnerstand much of it and her duzzent like ta talks about it a lot, not cuz of da aksident but cuz of what grampa did after it.

Eric and Flynn said...

Those splints look like torcher instruments, but we're glad they help yer Maw.

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, those are some furry funny devices! I'm glad they're good fur your Maw.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Yeowy, that's a lot of stuff to put on every night.

Tara said...

That is a lot of stuff, but it is doing good for your Maw. You are all very good for still sleeping with her, she deserves it!

Tara

DEBRA said...

*yeowz*

Momma told us a long time a'fore we came to live wif her she had dat planter fascia...and it was furry painful. It eased off furrs her and she does better, but she says that she used to do a LOT of repetitive movements in her jobbie and it caused her to have carpal tunnels in her arms and now she has troubles wif her fingers. I nefur seed Momma wif tunnels....we is glad dos fings are helping yur Maw!

Abby

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

OHH! Your Maw is bionic! That is very interesting, although, it do not sound very pleasant for her. Or yoo for sleeping by her.
I am glad that the shoes help. My mamma doesn't go owt in bear-feet either, but only because of my crop circles. hehe.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww I hope these things help your mommy. Be careful at night you guys!

Morgen said...

dang, those are lots of devices!
now we know where that extra bit of empathy towards special needs felines comes from.
Thanks for sharing this with us, Maw!