caregiving

I spent the weekend babysitting my grandmother (update: got a great comment about not using the term babysitting. I am good about not using condescending language in general and I would never call it babysitting to her face, but it’s true I should use a more respectful term…so….I spent the weekend CAREGIVING for my grandmother) since she lives with my aunt and my aunt had to go out of town. There were all sorts of OT things I did with her in terms of getting her out of her chair, helping her in the shower, etc. All stuff that would have puzzled me pre-OT days. Down side is, I was up almost every hour with her last night, and I was already exhausted, so that certainly didn’t help.

So suffice to say, I have still not gotten to my e-mails. I apologize as I feel like I have quite a few new ones to respond to!

Tonight I bought Speedstack cups on Amazon.com (about 23 dollars and a great OT toy) + a poem book called What’s for Dinner? that are squirmy icky poems that I saw in a child’s 1st grade classroom. Not sure what i’ll do with the poems from an OT perspective but you never know! I have been making “tennis ball friends” – kids love them. The former OT I shadowed had them, plus I saw a thing on them at school-OT.com.

Okay got to get back to paperwork. Just wanted to tell y’all I’m not dead! Just not being a very good blogger lately. Still read every comment/e-mail, just slow (dead snail slow) to respond these days. Good news is, last day is a little over a month away, so I can get through IEP season! I think I can, I think I can!

May 16, 2011 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 2

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