Monday, September 8, 2008

Pictures of Estim therapy today

Today we had estim therapy (feeding therapy). I had promised you pictures before and today I remembered my camera!!
This is Will after Jeannie gets him all hooked up. It is only tape on his face, nothing hurts. He sits really nicely while she sticks all of his stickers on. He has two electrodes on each cheek and then two under his chin. All of the little wires lead to a little remote control looking thing where Jeannie controls the pulses that are sent to the electrodes.
Ready, Set, GO!!
Once he is all set to go, Jeannie does some exercises for his mouth. Here she is using his "z-vibe", it is a gadget that has a tip on it that vibrates. After they do some of this then she starts feeding him. I didn't take any pictures of that, sorry. Will is VERY motivated by Cheetos and apple juice, he will do anything for them! Jeannie is so nice and gentle with Will. We are very lucky to have her for this therapy.


Cindy said...

I'm so glad you have a therapist who you like and trust. We were blessed with the same for Natalie, and feel it made a huge difference to have a confident and very experienced therapist.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

He looks like he is doing great. Alex would not like that right now, I know it. I still wish it were an option though.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, he looks so sweet sitting there! He looks really interested in all that's happening to him. I hope it continues to help him.


Kristi said...

Hi Will..You are such a big boy .. I hope this helps you eat more. Love Noah. Hope to see you again sometime..

Michelle said...

Wow, I don't think Austin would have ever tolerated that. Way to go Will! I love the picture of him clutching his cow as if he's trying to hard to be brave. =)