Posted (Tina) in All Posts on April-24-2008

Her PT session this morning went well. Since tummy time was successful yesterday, we started in that position again.

Ella tolerated the therapist stretching her and rolling her to each side. Then throughout the day, we had tummy time on the Boppy. Once again, she decided that it was pretty comfy.

We tried to switch durable medical equipment companies today, and they showed up, but they did not have 90% of what we needed for Ella. It was a little frustrating since I spent time on the phone with the branch manager reviewing our needs in detail. I took the time to do this in advance because I have noticed how there is little support for infants and pediatric patients, in general, versus adult patients. Here is an example: a standard oxygen compressor has a regulator on it that delivers oxygen in increments of .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5 liters. However, the pediatric oxygen compressor we have been using has a regulator on it that delivers oxygen in increments of .1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, 1 liter. Her oxygen need started at .5 and is now at .4. A pediatric regulator on the compressor gives us the ability to control the oxygen in smaller increments. We don’t ever use anything above 1 liter. If we were requiring more than that amount, Ella would be sick and likely in the hospital.

Needless to say, the switch was not successful. I’m just thankful that we pushed to do the switch this month. If we had waited right up until the few days before we moved, it would have been stressful. At least we have more time to get things organized before we move back, so we don’t end up having to ship a bunch of equipment.

We have another early PT appointment in the morning. Hopefully, it will go well again. I think the PT is going to stick with tummy time, since Ella is responding to it.

I can’t believe that the Bun is 9 months old today…wow. And there are only 37 days until we walk in our front door in Colorado.