It is a good thing we were already prepared for an alone therapy. I didn't have a babysitter and took Gracie and Cade both with me! It isn't unusual for me to take one buddy to therapy but I'd never take both. My babysitter is away at youth camp this week! I can't believe Anna is big enough to go to youth camp. It is a great camp, here in town. They are staying at a local church and doing service projects during the day and having services at night! This is so far outside Anna's comfort zone that I was afraid she'd chicken out. But she didn't and she went ahead. I just pray she is enjoying herself and learning a lot. I'm glad this camp is more centered towards helping others rather than a big party!
I also have some big news that I was keeping quiet for the moment. Asa hasn't used the tube since Friday!!! I know.....crazy good! I'm almost afraid to mention it for fear he'll quickly regress! He had been on the Reglan for a week and I just decided to see what would happen if I gave him a sippy cup of Pedisure on Saturday morning! He took it and hasn't looked back!! So far we are only up to applesauce, yogurt, Pedisure and apple juice. And we've had to use some tricks, like this morning he had yogurt and Pedisure (from a straw cup) while he was in the tub! He impressed me by having applesauce in McD's at lunch! His environment usually has to be controlled but he handled that like a pro! Now I am by no means taking the tube out but this is one small step forward! Now only to worry about textures and self feedings!
He also handled the ball park tonight! Again my babysitter is at camp! I bought a Frogg Togg and put it behind him in the chair. It kept him cooler and happy. Just when I was beginning to give up on evening feeding and was ready to use the tube, he took a juice box and a sippy of Pedisure. So far I'm loving the Reglan and we are only doing a small dose at night. I do think it makes him sleepy so we are only doing the night time dose for now. If he needs a daytime dose I'm not sure well keep it up. His tummy is sooo much happier though. He hasn't puked since we started the Reglan! He was puking every. single. night!
So a short recap. I'm lonely without Anna! Asa does better in OT without me. The Reglan seems to be working, no puking and more eating. He has been tube free since Friday. And the Frogg Toggs are a cheap, easy way to keep cool!
Oh but the best tip I have for the day....
After therapy, I took Cade, Gracie and Asa to Best Buy to get a cover for my phone. I didn't find a cover but we spent 30 minutes playing the Wii and Xbox 360! Asa loved watching them play and even tried his hand out at the Wii! We also played with the iPad!! There was a piano app and Asa loved tapping it! But he knew right away which button made the screen change! How did he know to go for that when there was sooo much else to tap?! Guess he'll have to wait on the iPad if he is just gonna push the home button over and over! :)
So while some mother's take their kids to the library for story hour, we spent an hour playing at Best Buy! Add that to the "Good Parenting 101" handbook!! ;-)