Sunday, February 20, 2011
The pain of not moving
He cannot move much on his own. He can bring his hands to his face and kick his legs, all a huge accomplishment, but that is about it. Whatever position we place his body, is where he remains until we change him.
Can you imagine not being able to move your own body? Just in the time I am sitting here to type I have shifted in my chair several times. Even in our sleep we change positions. We are constantly changing positions, most of the time without much thought or effort. Brayden's little body is dependant upon us to help him. Does Brayden feel trapped? Does he feel discomfort? Does he feel frustrated? There are certainly times when he seems stuck and crying out for help. He no longer wants to lay on his back or if he is sitting in one of his chairs, his head falls to one side and him cannot get it back up. It makes me sad for him.