Five more weeks have passed since our last visit to the helmet doctor.
This time, we saw even less (waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less) improvement than last time. *sigh*
We’re at a damned if we do, damned if we don’t crossroads right now. He could wear the helmet for another month and have no improvement. He could stop wearing the helmet today and next week, go through a big growth spurt that would cause his head to adjust 2-3 mm in a single week… if only we hadn’t stopped. Or anything in between. There is no way of knowing.
We’re giving it one last shot. He’ll keep wearing his helmet until mid-June with his final checkup on June 22nd. Once we’re into June, he probably won’t wear his helmet to daycare on the super hot days because I’m worried about him overheating while playing outside. But he’ll still wear it at home and overnight on those days. And then slowly, we’ll phase those times out too.
I’m at peace with this decision. Other than the overheating problem (which is more my worry than his) he doesn’t mind his helmet at all. The other day, he was trying to put it back on twenty minutes after I took it off. Another 5 weeks will fly by as quickly as these last 5 did. He’ll have had the helmet for five months by the time we go to our last appointment. We did what we could do and we won’t have to look back and go “If only we’d tried that helmet, maybe his head shape would be better!” No guilt, no worries, we did all we could.
Here’s to a summer filled with wispy blonde hair blowing in the wind, clothing that fits without concerns about fitting over a helmet, and ballcaps on an adorable little boy with a slightly-misshaped head. These days are on their way!
One Year Ago – Little Peapod