I went to Waverly's school today to observe the OT using the arm restraints with her. It was such a cute visit. Her class was on the playground when I arrived and Waverly was covered in mud. She was playing a chasing game with 2 boys in her class. She was very excited to see me and I walked back with everyone to her classroom. One of the little boys is a great helper for Waverly and he told me all about how he likes to help her. It was adorable!! Then the OT came into the room and they did a painting activity. They were using stampers & paint to make wrapping paper for a Christmas gift for Matt & I. (Nice.) They put on the restraints, which resemble a soft arm cast with velcro. She didn't protest in the slightest. Then the OT helped her paint, using hand-over-hand. While Waverly didn't actually use the stamps herself, she did get her hand covered in paint and didn't get upset. Plus, she didn't automatically put the stampers in her mouth.
I am going to sign the consent form so they can use the restraints for a certain amount of time each day. It will keep her safe and allow her to participate in some activities. I was quite pleased with how everything turned out.
My Mom arrived this afternoon. She is here to help with Waverly tomorrow while I take Oliver to the hospital for his ear tubes surgery. It is so nice to have another set of hands and the kids LOVE having her around. I will let you all know how the surgery went tomorrow.