Friday, February 10, 2012

Organization

We've had a few nights when we are woken up by a rather loud THUD emanating from Nolan's bedroom. His C-Pap was stored on top of a makeshift end table, and occasionally Nolan's active sleeping style would cause it to crash to the floor. Obviously this wasn't the most desirable situation, and we needed a quick fix to prevent the C-pap machine from meeting certain doom on the bedroom floor.

The old set-up: unorganized.

In addition, the number of "accessories" that go with Nolan have increased over the past year. We used to just have the hearing aid case and a Dry and Store (hearing aid dryer). Now we have the C-Pap machine and various masks (we're supposed to rotate to prevent facial deformity), otoscope (for monitoring ear infections), and we will be adding some equipment and supplies for g-tube care.

Things were spread out all over the house. His glasses and hearing aids were downstairs on top of a bookcase, the C-Pap was in his room, and the new equipment coming in March would have to go somewhere, too. I was delighted to find a set of stacking cubes for only $10 the other day - and the cubes have holes (which means that electrical cords can be threaded through the back).

Deep sigh of organized contentment.

The cubes work perfectly, and I will make (or find) a small net to stretch across the C-Pap machine cube to keep it securely in place. It is less likely to slide inside of the cube, though, which is a relief. I have kept the Dry and Store downstairs on top of the bookshelf until I can pick up a power strip to handle the extra cords. In the meantime, though, I have the C-Pap case, masks, machine, hearing aid case, and other things (syringes/otoscope/glasses case) nicely organized in the cubes.


Now, if only I could get the playroom organized!

4 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Leah, I think we may have been separated at birth ;D Good job getting organized!

Julie

rouchi said...

I have nothing more than this.....you are a really great and brave mum !!! He is lucky to have you and you are doing a great job!!

Kyla said...

Good job! We keep most of KayTar's supplies in the "game room", which is a nice name for the room that contains 2 computer stations and a lot of other junk we need to keep out of the way. It is a room that we close when company comes over! LOL. Her IV pole and pump just travel wherever she does and her penguin neb migrates from room to room during illnesses.

xraevision said...

Great job, Leah! It looks very orderly. I know what you mean by "accessories" because X has piles of them. Sometimes, our living room book shelf and coffee table are littered with puffers and masks and tubes and small air/breathing electrical appliances, never mind all of the hearing aid stuff. The CI bits and pieces will need a home, so now you've inspired me to better organize everything before the big day.