Monday, January 29, 2007

Pretty Quiet Around Here - Which is a Good Thing!

It's been awhile since we last updated. Mainly, because not much has been going on. It's still cold here, so we've pretty much stayed inside. Nathan is doing well, although he has some wheezes in his lungs right now. If it continues, we will call the Dr.

School has started again (after the long holiday break and ice storm) and Nathan is still throwing his fits. Hopefully, he will get through this phase and start enjoying it. In the spring, when it gets warmer and all the cold weather illnesses pass, we will start taking him to school probably once or twice a week. The teacher gave us the days she thinks will be best for Nathan, as far as how many are in the class and the personalities of the kids attending on those days.

Since we've been mostly at home for the past couple of months, Nate has enjoyed his movies, playing games on his computer and doing a few arts and crafts projects. We've been out for a few drives also. He loves to go for car rides!

We have also ran into problems with Nate's power chair. It looks like we are going to have to order a whole new chair. The chair he has now does not meet his needs. It will not accomodate a vent tray (which is a necessity, since he is on his bi-pap almost all the time); and, the electronics are all screwed up because of how they originally configured the attendant drive, Nate can only drive in two speeds and has to work too hard to make it go. So, needless to say, we've had a chair for almost two years that was never made correctly. We've always known there were problems, but we relied upon the "experts" to design his chair properly. We finally came into contact with a great sales rep who "knows his stuff" and has helped us tremendously. Now, the battle begins with returning the chair to Apria Healthcare and our insurance purchasing a whole new chair for Nathan.

We are looking forward to spring and getting Nate out for walks, going to the park, the zoo and all that fun stuff!

Thanks for checking in!

Jennifer

1 comment:

Shannon and Carey said...

Hey Jen and Nate. Glad to hear that Nate is back in school. It has been cold here too. Ice storm 2 weeks ago. Im glad you found a good power chair rep. Sometimes those are hard to find. I know being a case manager! Stay warm!
Shannon :):)