Monday, January 25, 2010

Shock Therapy- Say What?? (-:

Jimmie's g-tube site is definitely looking better today. Rachael said he still seems to be recovering emotionally though. He is very clingy and having some separation anxiety. The last couple of nights he has awakened crying at least once and Rachael has rocked him back to sleep. She's just being as patient and doting as possible, trying to comfort him and help him feel secure again.

Something pretty funny happened this morning. Jimmie was sitting on the floor playing with her breast pump. He had the tubing and he put it in his mouth and made a really funny face and pulled it out. He did it again and then again with a super funny face and a shake of his head. He seemed very curious and confused. Rachael walked over there and took it from him and tried to figure out why he was reacting so funny to it. She put the end of it in her mouth and it SHOCKED her. She said it felt like when you put your tongue on the end of a 9 volt battery. LOL! So Jimmie was shocking himself every time he put it in his mouth and Rachael said he was clearly undecided on if he liked that feeling or not. Talk about Sensory Integration. Forget the oral brush, we'll call it "shock therapy" right? LOL!

Say what?? Um no . . . Jimmie will not be allowed to mess with the breast pump anymore.



  1. Oh my gosh, that is hysterical! Little guy... not sure what to think of that, huh?!?!

  2. You made us laugh tonight!!! Thanks for that!

  3. I wonder if you can power a lightbulb with a breastpump? Green (or white) energy?

    Jimmy is an wonderful young fellow, a truly amazing journey so far. Keep it up and grow strong !

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  4. Thank you Stefan. We'll check out the link!