Which is why I was surprised when he "baptized" the car with yesterday's lunch.
The car seat cover is now in the washing machine, Nolan has had a bath, and the car has been cleaned of the nastiness that was yesterday's lunch.
I'm so tired I can't even think straight. Nolan is fine, except for the whole not-eating tummy-hurting business.
This week can be over at any time.
There are a couple of bright spots.
- I found a better mask for Nolan made by Philips Respironics: it is made for children in the 15 pound-40 pound range. Nolan is exactly 30 pounds, so he should fit into the mask. It also has a forehead strap to help keep the mask secured. It is also only $99, so I bought one. I emailed the respiratory therapist (who has no idea what to do with a child as young as Nolan), so she bought one, too. Hers will be here faster, so we'll use it until ours arrives. Then we'll have her get a different mask for us to try out. That way we'll have two masks to rotate.
- Nolan's ear isn't leaking anymore. At least that is one thing we don't have to worry about this week!
Nolan is accepting the mask at bedtime, but he won't keep it on. There isn't much we can do about that, but wait patiently to see if he'll accept it over time. Arm restraints are another option, and we may have to resort to that if nothing else works - the "restraints" are also known as "no-no's," and are really just braces that keep kids from bending their arms at the elbows. This would keep him from forcibly removing his mask. I really don't want to have to do that, however. For one thing, he needs to be able to remove it if he is congested. Also, he vomits occasionally. So we can't have him throwing up into a C-Pap mask.
I am so, so glad we have our trip to the Cleveland Clinic scheduled for September 6. We really need some objective guidance on what to do with the little guy!