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Unread 06-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default Here's Alan's C.R.O.W. boot!!!

Thought you might like to see what a Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker (C.R.O.W.) looks like (wow, that's a mouthful).

Oh, by the way, he just had his follow-up at Beth Israel yesterday. His foot ulcer was debrided and he goes back in 3 weeks. The doctor said it was okay to keep padding it the way we did until the shoe guys see it. They were not there yesterday. Ulcer is looking good though.


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Unread 06-13-2008, 05:03 AM   #2
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May just be my browser but I wasn't able to get it to play. I'll try again later with IE.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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Jarrett:

I just clicked on the link that I had inserted and I was able to view it just fine.

Give it another shot!!!

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Unread 06-13-2008, 09:14 AM   #4
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freezes.... you just have to go back.
It is typically very bad in the wee hours of the day.
(I think they do maintenance etc then).

The boot looks spiffy...it also looks HOT in this weather.
It would drive ME nuts.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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Hi alan,your looking good looks a bit like Bob's and had no trouble seeing it.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 09:25 AM   #6
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I must say, he NEVER complains. Every morning, after he does his stretches in the bed, I take the boot, put the padding over his psoriasis (which is getting better because nothing is rubbing on it), then we put on the boot. He wears it until he goes to bed. His foot has never touched the ground since he got this CROW thing. perhaps this will be the way for his foot ulcer to heal completely.

One can only hope so.

But I agree. As a gal, if I had to wear this thing which reaches to the knee, well, it's been almost 98 degrees as of late, well, I don't think I'd be as cooperative as he has been.

Got to hand it to him. He never complains.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 12:14 PM   #7
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foot wounds that don't heal are so scary
I've read a few of your posts but I still don't know every thing about your back story.
If it hasn't been done recently I would like to suggest a Doppler of the leg related to the wounded foot.
I also suggest that you, or he, check for pulse in the leg all the time.
I hope the foot wound heals quickly without infections
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Hi hon.

He's had the doppler. and he always gets his pulse checked. His pulse is strong and sound. He does not have Periperal Vascular disease.

He has CIDP, and because he has neuropathy, he never knew he had the foot ulcer because he went on a treadmill during cardiac rehab (he had a stent put in).

So for two years, (because of the positioning of the bone in his foot), his ulcer could not heal because he put his foot down on the floor.

He no longer can do this because of the C.R.O.W. boot.

The doc thinks that this time will be the charm.

Oh, he's not diabetic by the way.

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Unread 06-14-2008, 11:51 AM   #9
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thanks so much for sharing!

It's great he does not complain!

You must take really good care of him?
And vice versa!
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Got it to work finally. Updated FF to the 3.0 version a bit ago. Boy, I'd hate to make him mad and he kick me with that thing! LOL!! How's it working out for him?
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