Friday, August 1, 2008

Our little man

Today we went to the crainology specialist. They took several pictures of Blake's head and did some measurements. The specialist said that Blake's head is in the moderate range, it's not severe. He said that it takes about two months for insurance to okay paying for the helmet. Jason and I were hoping to do all this and get his helmet in the next week or so, but we won't be able to have the helmet till he is 6 months old. They don't know how long he will have to wear it, but for sure not more than 4 months. Jason and I began to talk about the ways we would want to decorate the helmet. We thought Cubs, but by then their season will be over...I thought Bears...Jason mentioned the Blackhawks...and then I thought why not have the family members write a message on it for him. Anyways...we have time to think about it. For now, I have to do repositioning exercises with him. We bought a new chair for him to sit in, we have new ways to help him stay on his tummy, and we have to sleep him on a certain side of his head. All in all, I was glad to hear his case is moderate and am anxious to do this for himself now and to help him down the road. I am a little leery of what people might say to me to my face or behind my back about his helmet. My aunt had a great response...I can tell people he is preparing for when he has to wear a helmet as a professional athlete. Well...I am praying this process can start sooner than two months and insurance won't require two months of repositioning. We'll see though...we will know more next week.


Bethany Patrice said...

I vote Bears....or, you could paint it to look like hair, or you could paint it to look like a racing helmet.

If anyone else says something, you can just look at them, and say, too bad they don't make them in adult sizes. :)

I can't wait for him to try on his new shoes. He'll be stylin.

Megan said...

I love what Bethany said. About adult ones. haha

Don't you worry about what others say to you or behind you. What matters is that you are being a great mommy and once Blake is older he can thank you for that.

Like: Normally Niki gets some milk before she goes to bed. Well, tonight I did not give it to her. I only rocked her for 3 minutes and then put her in bed while she was still awake. Of course she cried and cried and cried some more, but she is getting to were she shouldn't be having milk before bed and she needs to put herself to sleep. She is fine now and sleeping great. She will thank me in the end or her parents will! haha But her cries and tears do make me want to go back and hold her...BUT I CAN'T! :}

Your a great mom!!!!!

kdana said...

Sorry to hear he does have to do a helmet and it will be a while before he gets it. but praise god it is only a moderate case and we will just keep praying it is a short period of his time, so he doesn't have to be uncomfortable too long. hang in there. I know this is hard on you as his mother.
love you!

Cara said...

Well I must say, Blake will be the cutest kid in a helmet. How could anyone ever say anything bad about that little boy? Just looking at those precious eyes is enough to melt my heart!

Lana said...

You are a good Mommy, Sharon! I love Bethany's suggestions for the helmet, and her opinion on the adults!