Acorn got his AFO last week.
For the record, while one AFO is cheaper than two, the issue of finding shoes the same style in 2 different sizes, the larger of which fits over this bit of plastic and metal, is a royal pain.
We noticed immediately that it improved his walking, which we didn't think was that bad before. It helps him keep his feet under him, instead of letting that foot slip out to the side. He goes a lot faster now, because he's more sure footed - his foot lands forward consistently, instead of going more and more sideways as he goes faster.
In other news, I'm working on drafting a letter to the early intervention office. Therapy with them can't go on this way. The SLP doesn't sign, and then complains that Acorn doesn't sign for her (you should see him around people who sign fluently!) - if she doesn't sign, how would she even know if he signed? None of the therapists or the teacher are taking hints from us that they need to give him time to process and not just move him without telling him what they want him to do (and really, I shouldn't need to get our psychologist involved to get this point across). Not sure where we're going with this - whether to just throw them out, or whether to get a mediator involved, or what.
Other than that, we're just hanging out, biding our time, getting over another cold, and watching the seasons go by.