After about 4 months of sleeping therapy and talking to Cameron's Pediatrician, a Plastic Surgeon and getting the measurments taken, our little guy is going to be wearing a helmet for a few months. As we were making the decision we talked to 3 people who's kids all had a helmet and they said that it was the best decision that they made and have no regrets. We are very happy with our decision and are thankful for all the support and advice.
This is a picture at the prostetic place getting all the measurements. The doctor was surprised that Cameron's numbers were higher than they appear by looking at him. Cameron was a great sport and it only took two tries to get the scan done.
This picture was yesterday, only his first day wearing the helmet. So far so good, he only had to wear it for 1 hour on and 1 hour off.
Today we started 4 hours on and 1 hour off and he is doing great again today. In a few days he will be wearing it for 23 hours a day. It is so funny Brooklynn has heard us talk about the helmet before and everytime he is standing up and falls she says. "We really need to get your helmet." It is so true, this kid is ready to walk and I think with this helmet he will be more daring since he can't bump his head anymore. Also Brooklynn keeps asking when she gets to get her princess helmet. (She was wearing Abbie's bike helmet and really wants one.) Although he gets more mad when I take it off then when I put it back on. That is the biggest thing people told me, that babies actually like it and hate taking it off. I am so glad that he likes wearing it and he just looks so darn cute.
Theodore at 18 months
2 weeks ago