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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Timmy's New Chair

I have to admit, this is one of the BEST purchases we have made for Timmy. This Fisher-Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker is perfect for a newborn and a child up to 40lbs. The rocker can be purchased fromToys R UsBabies R US, and (colors/patterns and prices may vary.) We recently purchased the Rocker for Nate and we paid $38 for it. The Rocker comes with a nice toybar, which isn't depicted in the picture. At 7 years old, Timmy feels that he is too old to play with such baby toys!

 Timmy has had this chair for 5 years. This chair has been put to the durability test many times. With Zach and Em using it as Timmy's speed racer by pushing Timmy around the house in the chair. The seat cover has been washed many times over the past 5 years and is just starting to show alot of wear and tear.

This chair is perfect for a special needs baby/child, who has little to no head control and who has high/low muscle tone. The Rocker has two recline positions and a "foot" that can be pulled out to prevent the Rocker from rocking.

I would absolutely recommend this product to everyone!

We have been on the hunt for Timmy a new chair. We have searched most of the adaptibility catalogs, only to be depressed by the prices for a suitable chair for Timmy. So we decided to start looking in our local stores for a chair that we could adapt ourselves if necessary. And the other day while shopping at Rose's Department Store, I found this chair. The only drawback with this chair is that it only has 1 position and it doesn't rock. But it does fold flat for storage and for travelling. And I only paid $25!

Doesn't he look comfy in his new chair??? Easy enough to adapt by adding a boppy pillow under his bottom if necessary or pillows on either side of him to help keep him upright if he should get tired of supporting himself while sitting.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

HI Timmy
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Wow! U are an amazing, precious, special, gift. U are a courageous, strong and determined fighter. U are a brave warrior, smilen champ, inspirational hero, super trooper and a tough cookie.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease and i love it when people sign my guestbook.

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