Elliott had his helmet fitted today. He tolerated it at the orthotist's office. There is a 5 day acclimation process. Today is day 1. One hour on, one hour off. Repeat. The first cycle, he wore it for 40 minutes screaming bloody murder most of the time. I couldn't stomach longer. I am going to have to toughen up. I tried distracting him with all of his favorite activities plus some new ones. There was no consoling my sweet boy. So we took a much needed break. We ate dinner and played and then tried another interval. The second time, he was much more tolerant.
Tomorrow will be rough for Elliott and his sweet Nana. He has to wear it for 2 hour increments with one hour breaks.
Oh! And I found out that insurance will cover the helmet!!!! Woo hoo! No word on how much they will pay, though....
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