Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Update Mika's Prosthetc Foot.

Option for Mika's prosthetic foot from OrthoPets
 
I've talked with OrthoPets about Mika's Prosthetic Foot! We have decided to try something comfortable that they make for indoor animals before going all out with a full foot prosthetic. It is called a "House Slipper" and is created the same way that they would do a prosthetic, as in I still get a fiberglass cast of Mika's foot made. The House Slipper is custom created, padded with diabetic foam and molded to his exact measurements. The bottom of the House Slipper has a rubbery material that should grip on our hard floors and the padded that will be inside will allow his to walk on his leg like he does on the carpet, instead of sliding it on the hard floor like a ski. Here's some photos of a House Slipped similar to what they will make for Mika. His won't be as long as this one though. I've also included a close up of his back legs so you can see what we are dealing with. I'm so excited! I think this is a great option for Mika! I have to meet with my vet this week about getting the cast of Mika's foot made and have some forms to get signed by the vet and for me to fill out too. The ball is rolling!! I'll keep you all posted!

11 comments:

  1. Isn't this great! Mika will be thrilled! Love, hugs and purrs, Kathy

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  2. Sounds like a great idea. So terrific what can be done today to help furbabies. Bet Mika will be delighted with his slipper once he gets used to it. Thanks for sharing the good news.
    And good luck to Ani in the contest!
    Sandy

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    1. I think he will like it too :) Thank you Sandy! :D

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  3. Oh yes, do keep us posted! This is really interesting - I hope Mika likes having it on!

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  4. Exciting news for Mika, hope it works out really good:)

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    1. I hope so too! :) Thank you WildCat

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  5. That is just great. What a lucky little fellow to have such a loving family! You Rock Carrie!

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    1. Isn't it!! :) I think Mika will like it once he realizes it's helping him. Thanks Timmy! :)

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  6. Yay! That looks like an interesting contraption. :) It's amazing what they can do now, isn't it? I hope everything works out!

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    1. Doesn't it look neat!! :) Thank you Wendy!

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