Saturday, November 21, 2009

A bit more up to date

Since we received the first suction machine from the medical equipment company, Brayden's GI office has been looking for something better. They have worked hard with the equipment company to find something that could work...not many kiddos have the stomachs pumped at home.

The first machine is huge and has not left his room since the day it was delivered. While I think it is a beauty (sense the sarcasm) with it's classy 70s orange, rusted corners and weight that could be used in a World's Strongest Man competition, I am happy to try something new...a much more sleek model.

The new suction machine was delivered this morning (8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning). We have not given it a go yet because Brayden has already been suctioned this morning but I am just as excited about the size. We can actually pick up this machine. We do not have to haul Brayden to his room every four hours for a 1/2 hour of suction. It can actually go with us places...kind of, it is not battery operated but needs a plug.
The plan is to use the new for a while, make sure it works for Brayden and then the old one will be taken away.

On a side note, you may notice, Brayden feeding pump pole (behind the big orange machine) is decorate with tinsel. He likes the shine of tinsel. Yes we decorate his pole, right now it is pumpkins for the fall...soon something Christmas...once I actually make it to the store to find something.


kirstenpetree said...

Hope this new machine works out well! It looks much easier to manage, I know you must be relieved!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Wow - I like the new sleeker model! Hope all is going well with it - it seems so much more convenient.

What a great idea to decorate the pole. I have never thought about doing that. Hmmmm.