Hugo Vs the ADM boots Talipes

I'm still fighting, fighting Hugo to keep his new ADM boots on. WHY is it so hard???
I feel like my life is just going to be this constant fight, night after night after night.
Although he will quite happily wear them in the day... i feel this is a huge kick in the teeth though....

I had the 'magic' idea of covering his new ADM boots up in bandages you know the drill with children something hurts you pop a plaster on it a brilliant its fixed.

So we got the bandages out & covered his new boots up. 
He was happy. I felt we had got somewhere...

He said they don't hurt anymore, half an hour later he trying to get them off. 

The game is over.
I shout & scream, I keep calm I cuddle.
He's in bits screaming crying kicking....
I'm so tired. 

I remove the bandages. Then he removes the ADM's... He does it so quick!! 
Then the next morning he will happily wear them.

I wish this was easy....

Bluebell Railway - One of the best family days out in Sussex

Yesterday we visited the Bluebell Railway, it was to celebrate my Mum & Dad's birthday also to celebrate Emilyn's birthday! 

we had a fabulous day & the weather was so warm!! Felt like the beginning of summer. 

We jumped on the train at Sheffield Park and went over to East Grinstead. 

You can have a look at the website HERE

Once we arrived in East Grinstead we had a short look around the old town, beautiful shops.

Then stopped for a cup of tea then got back onto the train back to sheffield park.

We had a wonderful day & would do it again.

The children love trains, this was the perfect sunday for them.

WE have the new ADM boots... Night one : I wished for a miracle

So for weeks I have been awaiting the arrival phone call for Hugo's new ADM boots. 
With them being on order I admit I had started being a little more slack about H's boots and bar. 
Its exhausting spending all night re-putting them back on him after somehow he can remove them within a few minutes. 
I usually hear a 'haha I done it...'
To me going in to find his little feet wriggling. 
The ADM's have to be better they have to. They don't have a bar in between the feet however there is a bar along the foot. The back bit seemed to dig into the back of the leg too. This is what he was complaining about....
ADM boots C pro direct

What C pro direct say about the ADM :
The ADM does not suffer from the complications of Denis Browne style boots and bars, there is no hip or knee rotation and it may be worn unilaterally.
As a night brace the ADM is convenient and comfortable for use, well tolerated by children and may be used to prevent clubfoot relapse in accordance with the Ponseti Method. For some cases it may also be used to manage clubfoot relapse.
The ADM permits full functional mobility and may be attached to normal footwear as a DAFO day brace to improve supinated equinovarus type gaits.

The ADM sounds perfect. We struggled with the boots and bar & Hugo's knee suffered (so he said) as he's hyper mobile too his left side would be in pain a lot. 

Easy to say I really did have high hopes for this little boots. 
I really thought our lives would change. 
I know now I had unrealistic views & H is a very strong willed little boy.
C pro direct  ADM boots

Can you believe he is just 2 years 9 months old? 
He got into bed last night & within minutes he has these boots off!! 
ADM boots OFF! 

I couldn't believe  it. 
I then had to talk him back into putting them back on & explaining he must wear them. 
Then they were back on & the crying screaming started but he eventually settled to sleep. 

8:30pm he was awake pleading for them off. 
I got him in to bed with me at 9pm 
He then went back to sleep.
9:30pm awake again till 12. 
Screaming at me to take them off. 
I really really wanted toe rand my ground to make sure he kept them on. 
I told him stories about his new ADM boots.

Saying they are 
Rocket Boots so we can go to the moon, We can go up to the moon & eat it as of course its made from cheese. I said we press a little button on the side of the boot then the rockets come out the bottom & 3.2.1..... BLAST OFF WHOOOOOOOOSH up to the moon we go. 

Then I said they were magic Racing car boots. 
As soon as he wears them he's the best racer in the world.

magic farmer boots - 
So he can drive big red Tractors & be the best farmer ever.

Magic football boots - 
When he wears them he can play football like this favourite football player & never misses a goal. 

I even said he could snap BUZZ LIGHTYEAR !! Matching boots!

The stories seemed to be helping but I was exhausted it was coming up to 11pm & he was crying on & off....

I couldn't talk to him all night, I had to get some sleep, I have a busy day to day & he has pre-school. 

I'm not proud but yes I had to remove them I needed sleep. 

Sleep is no joke 12 o'clock & I will be up again in 5 hours to when E wakes up. 

I'm not going to give up though, tonight I will try & try & try not to give in to not let hims creaming get to me, to not let his pleading pull at my heart strings. 
The annoying thing is that he will wear them in the day. Really the day ADM boots would probably suit him more.

The new ADM boots

The new ADM boots  

Emilyn was FIVE yesterday !

Yesterday we celebrated Emilyn's birthday!! She was five.... I can barely believe it. 
She woke up at 5am on 24th September saying "Mummy Mummy I'm 5 now I'm 5... My legs have got longer Mummy"... HOW CUTE!!!! 
It only feels a few weeks ago we celebrated Emilyn turning four.
We celebrated her birthday at fishers farm a few weeks ago with her friends.

Last night as a four year old....
A photo of Emilyn sleeping each night before her birthday the following day (Yes she still has her security blanket)
All ready for the morning

She's awake & ready to open her presents ....

She got Elsa!! ELSA!! 

The best book ever!!
Opening a Barbie!!

Emilyn's Birthday

Last years birthday card.... 
This years birthday card

New shoes

opening lots of cards

Unicorn card 

her main present a cd/ipod player....

Her new iPod

You can't be five without new slippers!!

A watch from Hugo

Best photo ever?!?! sibling love (Emilyn thanking Hugo for her watch)

Lovely watch

'Frozen' has been a huge hit this birthday 

LUCY the dog !

On the way to school - she was allowed to wear her birthday outfit to school.

After school I took her to Fishers Farm as she said "I went to fishers for my party so i must go back on my birthday!" smart thinking!! 
We had a lovely time & one of her aunties joined us, It was great.

Go karting time!!

Birthday Cake time!!
Emilyn's second Birthday cake. Cheeky!

Princess Anna with her cake.


Singing - Yes Hugo is dressed as Elsa from Frozen

Blowing candles out

YAY Hugo's clapping

Making her wish "I wish I was six now...." 

Here's to another fabulous year ! 


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