4th Birthday Photo Session

4th Birthday Photo Session

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gait Trainer!

Andi's OT brought a PT today to make sure we're doing everything we should be doing.  They also brought us an "Gait Trainer" which supports kids standing, and walking.  My photos aren't all that great, but she did really well with it.

Andi's legs are pretty strong.  She can stand with assistance.  However, this device gives her more support, independence, and it teaches her how to get from point A to point B on her own.

Just waiting for her to finish her late feed.  She's only getting 2 oz's (60 ml) and puking before we finish. This feed, was at 54 ml, and we did the 60 ml over an hour. I vent and get a lot of air out, plus about 1 oz in the vent tube.  I will ask about this tomorrow.  The GI Nurse said they might want to do another gastric emptying test, but she doubted we'd need to.  I'm hoping we just need to get her stomach used to receiving full feed.  I hope so, I really find these feeding issues rather old & tired. 

Luckily, we finished our final TPN this morning.  Now, we just have to make sure we're getting enough calories per day. It's amazing how stressful this is.  Especially if the Bean is going to be Gait Training her way around the kitchen.  A great first step toward walking!

1 comment:

  1. That is the most BITCHIN' baby walker I have ever seen! Ours was ugly yellow plastic--this is RAD! :) Uh-Oh--a runnin' bean! :)