Friday, April 10, 2009

Day One: Ultimate Bears Fan

As some of you may know, our pediatrician recommended that we have Brody fitted for a Cranial Band or helmet to help with his Deformational Plagiocephaly...or more often referred to as flat head symdrome due to sleeping/laying on his back. After a couple of months of measuring and seeing doctors, he received the helmet today and is doing okay with it. It is very tight which makes it very hard to get on and off. I feel as though I will break him when I put it on or take it off. He cries during that but after it is on or off he is fine. For today he is to wear the helmet for one hour and the off an hour 3x's and he won't have to sleep in it. By day 6 he will be wearing it 23 hours a day. After 5 to 8 weeks, they will reassess and make adjustments to the helmet. He will hopefully only have to wear it 3 months max (before the real heat of the summer hits).

Since we could pick any kind of graphics we wanted on it, we decided to go with the Bears logo...maybe people will think he's just some ultimate bears fan (or his dad is).

When we got home, he did fall asleep in the helmet but only for about a half hour. It makes him very hot and he was drenched in sweat (not to mention the affect swaddling has on his body heat). He may be a Bears fan but he still has to use a pink swaddle's the biggest one we have and he still won't sleep without it. So let's just say he's the ultimate Bears fan who is in touch with his fem side!

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