Friday, September 19, 2008

Nate Update



The last month has been a busy one. Nate finally started school; we think we've gotten the power chair figured out so he can drive it better; he's been enjoying lots of walks since the weather has been so nice; we took a trip to the zoo; and, he's been doing great in his stander getting in it almost every other day for about 30-40 minutes.

Unfortunately, pool season ended early this summer. It was a strange summer with lots of rain and then cooler temperatures came in earlier this year, so pool time was pretty limited. Thankfully, Nate loves his bath time (when he's feeling good) and is still able to get his water therapy and move freely. He has been able to be off his bi-pap some in the last month. Anywhere from 15 minutes up to an hour off of it. He's always off it during bath time and that's why sometimes he struggles in the tub, but for the most part he does pretty well. We usually have warning signs before the bath that it's going to be a short one - if he has a lot of secretions, a high heart rate, and if he didn't sleep very well the night before.

Trey had the day off today and we took the boys to Target to look at Halloween costumes and then to Incredible Pizza for lunch and played some games. Owen rode on the carousel and a horse - he LOVED it! We had a fun time.

Nate is doing GREAT!

Jennifer


2 comments:

Emma and Mommy said...

Nate has eyes that just speak to you, and I love them! He looks cute in his spongebob shirt too.

We have had a weird summer/fall now with weather here in OK. Too bad swimming season ended so soon. Looks like from your youtube vids he really loves to swim. I think you have a future Michael Phelps on your hands

Anonymous said...

Jennifer - The pictures of the boys are really good. I think this is the best I have seen Nate look - so bright-eyed and alert. Owen is a sweety - you have a nice family. Mrs. B.