I forgot to post these a while ago...So a lot of you know that a struggle we have with Dawson is Pressure sores/bed sores. Because he can't support or shift his own weight his tailbone gets A LOT of use. Sitting and laying down, both require it's use. We do a pretty good job at shifting his position a lot, but we mostly struggled with the night stuff. Sleeping for 8-10 hours, mostly in the same position, was really wearing on him.
THE SOLUTION....A hospital "Air Bed" Mattress! Yep, one of those high-tech changes your position/pressure point for your types. This required D to lose his crib and join the big kid world in his own big boy bed!
(THE BOY SIDE)
Mal & D share a room. A couple of times it has NOT been a good thing, but for the most part they do really well. In fact on of our favorite things is when we are down stairs and can hear Mal making D laugh, through the monitor. She says something and laughs from her bed and he responds! He loves his sister!
His brother even turned over his "SUPER COOL" Lightening McQueen sheets! Every night or afternoon, while we are trying to put them down for a nap, Mal has to come over to D's bed and get a laugh. Here she is mid fake sneeze....one of his FAVORITE sounds! You can also get the same reaction by saying "Kachow", crinkling a plastic bag, seperating velcro and pulling packaging tape from a tape gun. We will have to record some of these for you. It is HILARIOUS! As you can see, she gets quite pleased with herself and her ability to entertain!
Oh, and just as a side note...Dawson's pressure sores are GONE G-O-N-E GONE! Woo HOo!