Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7th, 2009

Day 6 post surgery....

Carver continues to get better. He's still having some rough nights. I think the pressure builds in his head while sleeping. He is eating 1-2 oz of pureed baby food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He's not real excited about it - often times he moans through the entire meal, but he is making the effort.

One of Kinnick's contacts came out today. This is the first time one has fallen out since we got the new script. Nurse Marci has mastered putting them in and taking them out alone. I don't know how she does it. I feel bad about restraining her. I'm going to need to take some lessons from her. Kinnick has spent the past couple of days without O2 during the day and continues to do just fine. She's loving it, and so are we! It won't be long before Carver will get to take his off again during the day.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hey Shanon! I'm so happy Carver's surgery is over. At least you have one down! That spoon we got from oT is by Equipment Shop. We had to go back tot he smaller spoon though because he bites doewn too much on the red one.
Liam doesn't take any meds for spasticity because he isn't spastic. His CP so far is ataxic and hypo... But his gagging is starting to do really well now. He isn't vomiting any more and his gagging is clearly from not moving his tongue right. We say AHH for Liam too. He opens for the food but will then clamp down on the spoon now... It's funny because it is a typically developing behavior. But he really needs to eat it!