Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24

Today was day 4 with the helmet. All seems to be going fairly well. Isla doesn't act like she minds it at all. She was a little on the crabby side today, but I don't think that had anything to do with the helmet. She was the crabbiest during the hour this afternoon that I took it off!

She is still not sleeping in the helmet at night. I think that will start on Wednesday according to the schedule they gave us. She has woken up the past two nights in the middle of the night. Maybe she is just missing the helmet? I do wonder if she will go through helmet withdrawal when we are done with this whole process.

The only bad thing about the helmet is that it is irritating the skin on Isla's face. She already had dry skin/eczema on the sides of her face and forehead that flared up occasionally. But adding the constant contact from the helmet has made it worse. We are going to take her into the doctor in the morning to see if she has any ideas to help it get better. I don't want it to get so bad that she can't wear the helmet. I don't want anything to delay this process and cause her to have to wear the helmet for even longer.


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