my handicap son is wanting to be my helper
on 6/2/12 9:05 am - WA
That is precious of him. How about-for real-giving him "jobs" you WILL need done..which, truthfully..will be ALL those things, you listed..except maybe the lots of butter and jelly, at least at first!
You are truly blessed to have him-but I know you already KNOW that !!
on 6/2/12 9:41 am - WA
My son was 12 when I had my WLS. He had ADHD, and LOTS of energy, but he was the absolutely best help/caregiver I had. He tried to wait on me hand and foot. He even bought a baby monitor, at a garage sale (for $2, with his own money), so he could "hear you call me"..
He's the one who helped to the bathroom/waited outside the BR/waited outside the shower/went for walks with me/etc/etc..I'd have had a MUCH rougher time without him..
I did have to give him some very SPECIFIC chores, due to his short attention span (much like your egg incident)..and we have a few fun goof ups..but his heart was in the right place, and it made for some great bonding time for us..
He's 22 now, and has become a wonderful, very nurturing young man
Best wishes to you as you begin this journey!
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on 6/2/12 10:33 am - WA
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Enjoy your son and his love and support ...
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on 6/2/12 12:58 pm
WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010
High Weight (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 110.
Everyone is right, "special kids" are truly amazing. So full of unconditional love and unjudgemental!! I thank God daily for allowing me to have Rachael in my life. She has truly made it more meaningful!!
I've worked in group homes off and on for years, and I have always said that the men and women with Down's Syndrome were the sweetest and most gentle souls I have ever encountered.
My second cousin has Down's, also. She is almost 50 years old and was life-flighted to a hospital in my city yesterday. After some very troubling symptoms, they discovered she had a brain tumor half the size of her brain - surgery is scheduled for Monday.
I've known her all 32 years of my life. She was my first friend when I was a kid. She taught me how to love, hug, play dolls and enter into everything in my life with my entire heart.
I hope your son does those things for you. You are truly blessed, and good luck with your surgery also.
Proud mama of Mischa and Gabriel, both born post-op.
My granddaughter was my nurse after WLS. Her job was so taxing LOL she had to make sure I was safe and either upright or laying down, but not crumpled into a pile on the floor. She had to take the dog out to potty as needed. Past that she could play games on computer, watch TV etc..She did this for two weeks LOL Thinks she was pretty bored and happy to get home after.
My sister in law, who has downs and is now about 58, she had not seen me from surgery until a year later. She lives in MT. We went to pick her up and she hopped into the car and with out skipping a beat said "Hi, Kelly" I was floored, she knew me right away, but people I seen daily couldn't grasp that it was me. That is where the non judging comes into play.
You will have the best nurse when you get home! Great things are heading your way
on 6/3/12 9:37 am - WA
I know he is already getting a TON of extra hugs but add me to the list too please.
With out my 17 yr old baby girl to help with everything from house work to personal care (dressing sores) I would be lost with out her.
LETS HEAR IT FOR ALL OF OUR "SPECIAL" KIDS!!!!!!