Thursday, January 29, 2009

My dare devil swimming at O. T.

So yesterday we were supposed to have OT in the morning but our Therapist had another patient that was going in the pool in the afternoon so they wanted to know if we would come in later so that she could be in the pool back to back. We ended up having so much fun. Carson was so excited about it and didn't want to get out. So after our time was up, I took him over to the showers and washed him off. I literally turned my head for ONE SECOND to turn the water off and Carson bolted!! Next thing I knew, I was hollering at him to stop and running after him and he jumped back into the pool! Thank goodness Nancy was still in the pool gathering all of the toys. She got to him quickly and pulled him up. He scared the you know what out of me. After a little coughing episode, we determined that he was okay. He even smiled at me like it was no big deal. Just to be on the safe side, the doctor that was in the next clinic over told me to give him breathing treatments to make sure we get all of the fluids out. He is a little dare devil and now I know for sure I will have to keep and even closer eye on him. Overall, he had a wonderful time.

When I got home, the boys were already home from school. We decided to grab some dinner. Coltan has been working very hard on his Science Fair project and it is going to be turned in today. Coltan is in advanced science and he is really enjoying it. He starts High School next year and we actually got a packet in the mail today to decided what classes he will take and what electives he wants. I cannot believe it is January and we are already decided this for August. I also cannot believe that I'm going to have a child in High School next year. I think I'm getting old.

Cody has been studying India in his Social Studies class and tomorrow they will have an Indian restaurant cater food for their class. He isn't looking forward to this at all but I told him to try it out anyways. Who knows, maybe he will like the food.

Here are some pictures of Carson at OT today. He pretty much didn't stop smiling the whole time he was there. Including after he scared me. LOL

We started out using all of his muscles. Another one of my cutie

You can't see it but she actually put ankle weights on him to help him use his leg muscles and keep his balance. This pool is really cool. The floor will lower to 6ft or raise up to where there is no water in it. It is used for kids of all heights and also when they raise the floor all the way up, it is used for kiddos in wheelchairs. I thought it was very interesting.

Here we were using our muscles to put water in the yellow bucket and pour it into the red pail. Nancy wanted Dora to have her own pool so that is what we were building her.

Isn't he precious???? I cannot get enough of him.

Here we are balancing on this float and kicking our feet. It is good to use all muscles for his Sensory Processing Disorder.

Still going around on the pool. Nancy was taking him to Dora and he would fetch it and throw it again.

He acted like this was a horse and was saying "giddy up" and "neigh" all around the pool.

Working on motor skills. He used the tongues to pick up the rings.

Putting it all in his pail.

We were squeezing the water out of the toys. Again, using his muscles in his hands.

One more smile for mommy....


Lacia said...

He looks great...and looks like he's enjoying himself so much. What fun!!

When you get a chance, I was wondering if you don't mind, if you could email me what led you find out Carson had Sensory processing Disorder. Is his just oral related? Or is there something else?

And tell Cody Indian food isn't all that bad so not to worry. I LOVE Indian food. I'm willing to ber that since they are ordering it for a class, that they will order mild flavored stuff and I bet one of them will be butter chicken. That's AWESOME!!! Indian food is very flavorful and not always all about curry.

Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

Oh so fun! When Carter gets a little older, we'll have to keep this in mind for his Sensory Processing issues. Brad used to do pool therapy, so I know he'll enjoy seeing these pictures. I think this is the perfect excuse to convince your insurance company to build a pool in the back yard.

Rachel said...

Oh I love this post. He is such a ham.

I would have freaked too if my Melana had jumped in that water all by herself. Thank the Lord for the people in the pool.

Glad it went good. He looks so happy in that pool girl. You need to get a pool.

Rachel said...

Hey one more thing....Go read Kaden and Ava's blog. I want to go visit her while she's at CMH. Call me this weekend if you have time to go with me and we will go.

Love ya-

kristi said...

That smile is adorable...he looks so happy!

Anonymous said...

I am a lurker and why is Carson in therapy? He looks completely typical kid.??

Lacey said...

How cute. It makes me dream of summer, I'm dying for the snow to melt. How nice of her to think of asking you to go.

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

Work???...What work??? Man, I wish my work was that fun!!! He looks great. Hope to see you guys Sunday!!!

lisaschaos said...

I bet that was terrifying! He sure looks like he had a good time though. :)