For the past three weeks since Jayden came home for good, Adam and I have been using every ounce of our creativeness to try and satisfy our new little boys need for sensory input -- particularly movement. I've been eyeing up this swing at IKEA for a long time but last week we finally made the plunge and purchased it.
This probably, at the inexpensive price of thirty five dollars, has been our best investment yet! both Jayden and Angela love this swing. At first we thought this would be so hard to mount but we found the perfect spot and eight screws later it was ready for our monkey boy to use.
We have it very low to the ground so Jayden can scoot right over to it and climb in! He will spend a good hour playing in his bag swing and when he's done he seems to be able to stop moving for a good amount of time. Angela also is totally thrilled with it and being the thrill seeker she is, she likes to be pushed and spun more than my stomach could ever handle.
Tomorrow Jayden sees his doctor for the first time since discharge. We are very eager for this appointment as Adam and I both have lots of question and things to talk about with him -- mostly what the heck we can do about these crazy secretions. I'm not sure there is anything left to do as the medical team in his previous placement was pretty on top of things -- but it's worth looking at again.
Jayden is needing suction almost every hour, with the exception of afternoons where he will go a good two or three hours. His humidification tubing at night is completely saturated with secretions by morning. It's smelly and I can't imagine it doesn't make him feel yucky at times. We'll see what we can come up with.
Jayden has made so much progress in the three weeks he has been home. His safety awareness has taken off and we no longer are on constant high alert for Jayden falling and throwing himself around. He still needs very close supervision but even when he falls he always protects his head just like any typical toddler.
It's so very cool to watch progress happen!