We are so excited about a new therapy that Ryan started. It uses electrical stimulation to engage abdominal muscles, adding much-needed strength to his core. Even after just a week-and-a-half, the results are starting to show. It’s not so much in his stomach’s appearance yet, but he is clearly sitting taller in his chair. This […]
Within the past few days two products arrived that we are really excited about having for Ryan. The first is the Aquilla Wheelchair Cushion that I wrote about last month. The second is an abdominal muscle stimulator.
Ryan uses a highly specialized piece of therapy equipment called the RT-300 FES Cycle. It perfectly synchronizes pulses of electrical stimulation to his muscles as he peddles. It is all Ryan — albeit involuntarily — doing the work. His muscles are pushing and pulling the peddles. On faith, we purchased this last spring anticipating your […]
Just like on all our big holiday meals, Kari likes to give Ryan tiny samples of many of the dishes. These are given on a sterile Q-tip type of cotton swab. The amount he samples is just enough to get the flavor and no larger. Putting more in his mouth would put him at risk […]
Really. Can we catch a fuddruckin’ break? Seriously. We had a bit of a scare yesterday night with Ryan’s oxygenation. After showering him and getting him in bed we rolled him onto his side to expose his butt rash to the air. Delighted in the fact that his blood pressure was normal, I completely overlooked […]