Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Short hospital stay for Harri

Harri had a short hospital stay over the last week. Primarily to find the cause of his restless sleep and cramping episodes.

Some gastro and neurology tests were conducted as well as a full review of his current medications. The discharge plan is to make 3 changes, first to increase the muscle relaxant, Baclofen. Second is to double the dose of the new anti reflux medicine Harri has been put on for Gastritis, Zoton. Lastly is to reduce the intensity of the trial of Stilnox, as it may be having an inter-reaction with some of his other medicines.

It was not all bad, on the weekend we had day passes to go home, and we used one of these days to go and see the new born puppies we are interested in purchasing. Also while we were in hospital we were visited by the "Ruby" a dog from the Delta Pet companion dog program.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Harri receives his new wheelchair

After a long wait and at times getting uncomfortable in his old chair, Harri's new wheelchair arrived this week. bright and yellow were the choices he made. This chair has a comfortable backrest and gel seat, as well as having the added advantage of a tilt in space. So recent i will have to add the photo in later.

Also arriving this week was the trial of the 2nd eye gaze device. Maybe because we had the previous on or maybe this one is just that little bit easier to use, but Harri is having a ball when he gets the chance. He does get tired quickly though. I will attempt to capture some video of him using the device and post it this week.

Regards Matt

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2nd trial about to begin

Harri has been waiting on the arrival of his 2nd speech generation device with eye gaze module. Following this trial we hope to be in a position to order 1 for Harri to build his communication skills. The next 2 weeks will be very interesting.

We had confirmation from the Siberian Husky breeder that puppies are due to be born around the 19th - 21st of March. This will make it about late May or June that we will bring our puppy home.

It has been raining quite a lot lately, and we have found it difficult to test out the alterations to the all-terrain wheelchair. We have adjusted the seating to make it more comfortable for longer periods of time. Our hope to be able to do the Gold Coast Marathon ( 10km ) event, will depend on being able to get out there and train.