Bertrand's new wrist splint by Benik
Bertrand, Miss V (his home OT), and I went up to Shriners this morning to consult with their occupational therapist, Roxanne. Bertrand slept through the entire appointment while Miss V and I peppered her with questions. Three main items came from today's meeting.
- Wrist splint - Bertrand received a trial wrist splint for his right hand to help him use his thumb and have an easier time using his fingers overall. So far, it has been very effective!
- Weighted vest - Bertrand will try a weighted/compression vest to help with his trunk ataxia. If we see good results with it, then we will consider TheraTogs.
- Toilet training - Bertrand will take the first steps to prepare him for potty training! We will start tracking his elimination and developing a vocabulary (I ordered the Potty Time DVD for him) to communicate the concepts to him. It's very premature, but I bought him Disney/Pixar Cars boy briefs today just so we could talk about them. :) It may be a year or longer before we even try to seat him on the potty, but he will get a shot! ;)
We will see Roxanne again in a month to discuss Bertrand's progress and next steps, as well as covering the items we didn't get to today such as feeding (spoons, straws, etc.).