While we waited, Alex showed me how he can take off and put back on his socks. This is a huge milestone for him but he is slowly mastering it!
After drawing where his bones are, the orthotics man put a sock on Alex and then stuck a big rubber tube in it come time he needed to saw off the cast.
He dipped the casting material in warm water and wrapped Alex's leg from his knee to his toes. He slowly positioned Alex's feet the right way as the cast hardened.
It looked as if a light bulb went on when Alex looked at his legs and said, "My shoes!"