Re: Brace problems
I'm sorry Maddy is so uncomfortable in her brace. It makes for a much harder life doesn't it? Erin's braces have always been shaped like this (although Erin's looks a lot longer than Maddy's - perhaps that's just the photo) - in fact, I kind of rely on the "waist" to know I'm putting it on right. In the early days I used to ask her to put her hands on her hips so I could line the two up. It's also useful in holding clothes up! She's never found them uncomfortable (although she desperately needs a new one now), but maybe that's because that's what she's used to.
I know it's a total faff, but it sounds like you're going to have to go back for some adjustments Not what you need right now.
On the plus side, I like the velcro straps and the fact that they're not flapping around, like the ones Erin has are. I keep having to tuck them into her knickers.
I hope your son's surgery goes well.
Mum to Erin, 10, diagnosed with 62 degree curve in May 04, aged 21 months. Serial casting '04-'07. Growth rods inserted June '08 under Mr Tucker at RNOH, Stanmore, UK. Surgery October '11 to replace a broken rod.