Olivia had her last official day of DOC band treatment about a week ago, so I am a little late with this post. It has been really nice not having to worry about the extra care it required every day and I am glad I won’t have to drive to the adjustment appointments anymore. Plus I am excited to start buying her hats and headbands again!
On her last appointment we were able to see some final before and after photos. The change has been very noticeable and I am glad we went through with the treatment. Olivia got her very first graduation certificate and we are so proud of her. She has been a little trooper through this entire process!
We also got to keep the cork mold they made of her head. This mold is what they used to create the DOC band. Our technician recommended that if we want to save the DOC band, we keep it on this mold to help maintain the shape over time. I think it will be fun to pull this out and show Olivia when she gets older!
The technology they use to create the DOC band is amazing. To think they make these exact molds from photographs alone is pretty crazy.
For Olivia the biggest adjustment has been realizing that she can get hurt when she bumps her head. Wearing that band really built up her confidence and now she’s experiencing the consequences of being adventurous.
If you are a new reader, you may want to check out my previous posts on Olivia’s DOC band treatment and my tips for painting a DOC band. I also made a list of DOC band pros and cons in case anyone out there is still debating whether or not to go forward with the treatment.