Friday, November 22, 2013
Post-Surgery: Tummy Time and a Wheelchair Video
Mason is spending a lot more time in his wheelchair and enjoying it. I am so glad he is willing. Up until now we have been limiting his wheelchair time per doctor’s orders so I wasn’t sure if he would love or hate spending hours using it every day. I should have known he would love it. He is getting into things at a new height and learning to help in new ways.
Here is a video of Mason helping in the kitchen. He loves getting things out of the refrigerator or putting them back for me. If you listen closely you’ll hear him speak. He’s not in too big a hurry to talk but we are hearing more words every week.
There is a down side to the wheelchair. Mason is leaving a trail of messes behind that he can’t pick up from the wheelchair. We’ve been consistent in teaching him to pick up after himself when on the floor but I don’t know how to help him learn to pick up when he can’t reach the floor. When I leave the trail of messes for too long, thinking he can pick up when he gets out of the wheelchair, it begins to make it hard to get around for him. Things get under his wheels and he gets stuck.
It has also opened my eyes to a few house related issues but those are thoughts for another day!