Today my ears were a little better. I still had a little trouble and we had to pause a little bit at 1.5ata before Sheila bumped my up to 1.75ata. I was still a little bit cranky in there, but really not too bad. I did manage to have a little snooze too! In the afternoon, mummy was trying to give me a little drink to see if it would help with me being able to pressurise my ears. I ended up doing a little bit of a vomit. I went to sleep after that too. I hope I feel better tomorrow.
Today was my first day back at the Kaufman Children's Center. I saw my regular therapist, Jessica and she assessed me to see where I was at with my oral motor skills. She started by swinging me in the swing. One of my favourite things to do. It helps stimulate my vestibular system and gets my nervous system ready to work and process new information.
I wasn't very keen to get into work today and I did try to fight her a bit. She wanted me to pop the bubble on my lips. It helps me to make good lip closure.
She also tried me with a cold ice block. I always prefer the Zee-vibe though, because it vibrates. Vibration is one thing I really love.
We are also going to make teeth brushing a priority. It usually takes Mummy and Daddy to hold me while they brush my teeth at home. Most of the time the sensation of the toothbrush in my mouth makes me vomit. This is one thing we would really love for me to be able to tolerate.
We are back at Oxford Hyperbarics to complete another 60 hours of HBOT!! Mummy is very excited for me to be able to do more! I had trouble with my ears for this first and second session and I cried for most of the time. I didn't want to be in there. We pressurised both times to 1.5 atas. I was very happy when they were done.
(Did you know that completing 40 hours of HBOT increases the body's own circulating stem cells by 800%! - Great for healing! )