Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He's back (sort of)

Tyler's personality is back. He is still on the pain medication but for the most part he is tolerating the pain fairly well. He still gets the med Oxydodone, but has been able to go every 5-6 hours instead of every 4 hours. The other med Valium, which helps with muscle spasms, has only needed about once a day if even that. I didn't even have to give the Valium to him the day before. This makes me very happy because this is the one that zapped his personality. Now if we can get rid of that cast he would be back to normal.

Before we left for the hospital, we lined every thing up with the school and therapy schedules. The school is providing in-home therapy for 2 hours each day until he is ready to go back to school. Yesterday his physical therapist came and she worked with helping him prop sit and head control. She also laid him on his belly. This was a little tricky with his cast and all. But we figured it out and Tyler tolerated that for about 10 minutes. Did I say how much of a trooper he is? He is so0o amazing!!

Tyler playing peek-a-boo with the pillow.

Tyler swinging with dad.
And yes, I know, he STILL has a balloon in his hand. He pretty much has not let go of those balloons since he got them. I don't know what we are going to do once they deflate.


Lisa said...

I would say every time one balloon deflates...go buy him a new one. He definitely deserves it, what a little trooper!

Aunt Jen said...

He is one cool nephew. Don't worry Tyler, when your balloon deflates, Aunt Jen will save the day. You have truely earned it:)

Audrey Sue's Mommy said...

Those Mylar balloons stay full for a while. It may beat the 3 week mark!
Awesome to hear school and therapy are adjusting to his needs!!! I imagine he's ready to get those casts removed!

What a trooper, indeed!!! Oh and I saw the Go Chiefs on facebook... As most my maternal family is from KC... I concur! Go Chiefs! :)

The Soldatke family said...

Way to go Tyler!! It's so good to see your personality coming back!! Yippee!
The balloon is fabulous! I think he needs a new one when that one deflates!
Okay, I have a crazy question...sorry if this to personal, but I was looking at the pictures and wondering, How in the heck to they get shorts on him with that cast?? The shirts and diapers wouldn't be hard, but shorts....I couldn't for the life of me figure it out..unless you modified them some way.

Well he looks amazing! You are such a trooper Tyler!

Anonymous said...

We put the shorts on him using MAGIC! And by magic I mean scissors and velcro.

Tyler's Dad