February 01, 2009

Evan wins the battle but his brace loses

Often before my first cup of coffee Evan says to loudly and very serious, "Mom, are you ready to battle?" He hands me a Pokemon and I'm expected to know who's in the closed Pokemon Ball and what powers it possesses to be a worthy opponent to Evan's yet undefeated Pokemon. A few days ago it seems Evan "battled" with his brace and it was thoroughly defeated...

He didn't do anything out of the ordinary but was just being his normal crazy self and caused the brace to crack at the ankle. Guess these aren't much use anymore. Luckily he just got fitted for new ones and they'll be ready in 3 weeks. This will send us back to see if they can do a temporary fix on this one but I'll be impressed if they can salvage it!

His fitting last week was pretty amazing -- it was the first time he had the casting done that wasn't traumatic and emotional for all of us. It was so overwhelming for him when he was younger. Here's a snap of the casting process...

I hope the ease of this appointment is a sign of Evan being able to tolerate testing better. Tomorrow he will be checked into NYU Hospital for a Video EEG and it would be great if he doesn't freak out when they glue all the EEG sensors on his head. We'll all be keeping our fingers crossed!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Look out Big Apple, Evan Moss has come to town!

I'm sure they're thrilled to see him doing so well (even with our "little" disappointment last month).

Tell them they need to make this next set of braces extra strong. They still won't be Evan-proof, but hopefully a bit more durable. Guess it really was time for the new ones, wasn't it?

Good luck with testing tomorrow.

Evan, your Aunt Mary is proud of you, and how well you're doing. You're really growing up! Have fun being the superstar!

Love to all of you!