Saturday, December 13, 2008

December 13th, 2008

Our new Rifton chairs have arrived.  They are a little big, but we had to order to allow for growth.  Kinnick sits pretty good in her chair.

Carver needs a little extra support to sit in his chair.  The chairs are great for play, but not what we expected for feeding.  The chairs are too short and too heavy to carry back-n-forth between the great room and kitchen.  I'm going to try to order locking wheels to see if they will raise the chairs enough to allow a decent height for feeding and allow us to move them without hurting our backs.

Other good news...  my PT is back from vacation and agrees that we should order the stander for Carver.  She also agreed to order the gait trainer for Kinnick.  So, hopefully we'll have something ordered in the next couple of weeks.  

My new weekday nurse is doing great.  She's experienced with developmentally delayed children.  She's going to make a great addition to the team.  I'm already seeing some improvements with Carver's standing.  Between her and Marci, I think we're going to see some great improvements real soon.  Her and Marci seem to have the same drive and determination.  We are so fortunate to get 2 really great nurses.   This will make going back to work part time so much easier.   I haven't heard anything since my interviews last Wednesday.  However, they needed to get some questions answered about part time.  The job I interviewed for is a new role.  They haven't had anyone in the role part time.  Hopefully I'll hear something the first part of the week.  I was planning to go back to work January 1st.  The boss said that she was going to be very flexible with the hours.  I would need to work at least 20 hrs a week and no more then 32 hrs a week.  I can work 8-12 M-F.  If I have a morning appt, I can work 1-5 or 11-2 or whatever I needed to work to get my 4 hrs.  If I have to go to MI for eye surgery, I could work a couple of 8 hr days and take a couple of days off to go to MI.  It all sounds too good to be true.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That does sound awesome! I really hope the job works out for you! I"m sure you could use a few hours out of the house. I enjoy my 4 hr job! It's just the right amount! Keep us posted. And I love the holiday picture :-)

Jodi said...

I'm so glad that your nurses are working out so well. That is just such a blessing. I think about you and your family often!

Emily said...

We have a Rifton Toddler chair and LOVE it! We have all of the padding to go with it and the abduction block was an absolute must for us because of Dakota's tendency to slip down in chairs. Our chair looks slightly different then yours but is still the short style, maybe 12-16in off the floor. I honestly love it being short because it's the perfect height for someone to sit on the ground and feed her and for her to now climb into it on her own.