Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Answering Questions......

Okay folks, you have asked questions, and you shall recieve answers, here goes.....

Question #1....What are the patches that Rhett wears on his face.....

These are called Tender grips. They help to secure Rhett's oxygen cannula on his face so he cannot pull it off as easliy. You peel back the plastic tabs, and stick the tubing to the sticky part underneath. They stay on his face all day, with his sensitive skin, any type of tape just rips his skin off of his face. If we leave these on and let them fall off on their own, it does not get so irratated. Here is a picture of them in action......



Question #2......Where did we get the ball pit.......

This came from Toys R Us.com. We got it for him for Christmas. I must say that it has been an incredible therapy toy. I give it credit for helping Rhett learn to sit, as well as get up into his hands and knees position. It also has helped with his head strength, as he has had to learn to keep it up above the balls. I would recommed it to anyone who has a child with gross motor delays. It is one of Rhett's favorite toys. He spends alot of time crawling in and out of it, and I must say that he has devloped quite the arm learning to throw the ball at his siblings heads. Watch out Major Leauge Baseball!

Here he is just after we got it, still learning how it works, and how to move around...


This is him in it on Christmas Day. He looks so little to me in this picture. See how he has to hold his head up while on his tummy? This was a new trick at the time, but the balls helped support him so he could become stronger.


And this one is the one I posted down below. It was taken a few days ago. Now he can get in and out of it on his own. He even has recently learned that he can crawl in and out of the windows on the sides of it. Again, great thearapy, because he has to pull to stand up to the widows, as well as use his upper body strength to pull himself through the window. He has grown so much since Christmas!



Question #3.....What are Bearded Dragons.....Well these are lizards that get to be about half the size of an Iguana. They are very friendly, and when you walk past their cage they will run back and forth because they want you to pick them up. They have the personality of dogs. No we do not let them sleep with the kids but we do play with them alot. We have 4 of them in different sizes, one male adult who is full grown, 2 juvinelle girls who are about a foot long, and a baby who is about the size of a pencil. We are not sure if this one is a boy or girl yet, but time will tell. Here is what they look like. This one is not quite full grown yet.....


I think that is all of the questions that have been asked latley. Hopefully I answered all of them. Happy Tuesday!

3 comments:

~Melissa~ said...

He is such a cutie. It's good you have the Tender Grips that don't irritate his skin as much. I know when Delphine had the cannula at the hospital - it made her cheeks very raw.

The ball pit is so cool - how great it was so helpful!

amy flege said...

awww he does look so tiny at christmas time!! he has really grown the last few months!! i love your bearded dragon. we used to have a iguana.. her name was pugsley and she was about 3 feet from head to toe. we ended up givin her away after having her for several years... she was so cool! after having kids, life go too busy and it just didnt allow us to take care of her the way we wanted.

Laura Q said...

Oh Pam, I just adore him, he is so cute. The bearded dragon, not so much! :) I freak out when I'm in Florida and see a tiny lizard, I can't even imagine having that sucker as a pet! You are a brave woman! Have a great weekend and give that sweet Rhett some smooches from us!