Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In Which Connor Still Doesn't Feel So Hot And Jer Prepares For Some Intensive Therapy

Connor is still, sadly, feeling a little under the weather. He has been experiencing some GI issues, and when I say GI issues, I mean Rabid Martian Tooties of Death, along with other problems in the diaper department too disgusting to mention. Other than his incredible toxic waste output and a tendency to tire more often than normal he seems to be feeling okay though, so hopefully this will be over really, really soon.

Either that or I'm going to have to start stocking up on gas masks.

In other news, Jeremy has his assessment appointment tomorrow with the physical therapy center that's going to be doing his aquatic therapy! We are extremely excited about this; while Jer and I have been going to the YMCA five days a week and he's been swimming, biking and weight lifting there, he doesn't have any specific exercises to do in the water to help improve his flexibility, balance etc. so it will be great to have a professional giving him some of those to do. Hopefully in another couple of weeks he'll be able to use the parallel bars and actually start practicing walking out of the pool! I'll be sure to bring my camera when he starts that up so I can record the moment for posterity.

We can't wait!

~Jess

6 comments:

therextras said...

Sending Maalox-laden cyber-wishes for an improvement in Connor's system.

Looking forward to your bird's eye view of Jer's rehab.
Barbara

Knowledge Safari said...

Hi! I found your blog thru Ellen at Love That Max! So glad I did! I can't wait to read more about your family - Connor is sure a cutie!

A brief introduction - Knowledge Safari is a new social networking and review site for parents & families of children who have special needs. We officially launch late January. We just started a fan page on FB - so please check us out there if you like!

I will add your site to our blogroll now!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Jess,

Since I've been "lurking" for awhile I thought I ought to pop my head out and say hello.

If my boys were nearby they'd probably giggle at the Rabid Martian Tooties of Death and suggest that you seek out some Subtle Butt (google it, if you want, it's hilarious), but my sympathies to you for Connor's current poop issues. *sigh*

I've been curious, how is Jerry biking? I guess he can put some pressure on his feet? I mean, that's great! I'm watching for more good news :0)

I have to say that (because I was somewhat obsessively reading through your previous posts) I actually cried when I read about the remodeling that has been / is being done for you all. Can't wait to see you in a home that works for all of you. The things that some of us for granted...

BTW, I found your blog through a link on another momblog - a friend who also has HoH kiddo, as do I. But I'm rambling...

Nice to "meet" you,

Julie

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Connor's Mom said...

Barbara: Thanks! Hopefully we won't swing the other direction now; that's a pretty common problem with g-tube kids I'm told. Oh well.

Marci: Thanks for stopping by! I'm always up for another community about parenting children with special needs.

Julie: Nice to meet you too! Jeremy is cleared for weight-bearing activities now. The balls of his feet and his toes work relatively well; there wasn't that much damage there. The heels and the arches of his feet are the huge problem. You don't really use them too much on a stationary bike, so that's an activity he can do relatively easily. Hopefully it also means he won't have that much trouble driving either-- once he's totally off the morphine, that is.

The people remodeling our house are completely amazing, aren't they? We're really exciting about being able to get in there and enjoy the new house!

~Jess

Connor's Mom said...

Barbara: Thanks! Hopefully we won't swing the other direction now; that's a pretty common problem with g-tube kids I'm told. Oh well.

Marci: Thanks for stopping by! I'm always up for another community about parenting children with special needs.

Julie: Nice to meet you too! Jeremy is cleared for weight-bearing activities now. The balls of his feet and his toes work relatively well; there wasn't that much damage there. The heels and the arches of his feet are the huge problem. You don't really use them too much on a stationary bike, so that's an activity he can do relatively easily. Hopefully it also means he won't have that much trouble driving either-- once he's totally off the morphine, that is.

The people remodeling our house are completely amazing, aren't they? We're really exciting about being able to get in there and enjoy the new house!

~Jess

 
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