View Full Version : scares not healed before helmet what to do?
02-04-2011, 10:16 PM
Im new to this site but i really like what I seen in here wow so many people with this same problem and parents that love there kids so much and how so many parents like to help otheres, so my lil girl Karena is now 5 months old and did here Surgury 1 month ago Thank god it all went perfect, we had to go to the hospital and get her head scaned for the helmet, it takes 2 weeks to make it and were going in this week to put it on and then they said we have to go in one week after to refit it again, but she still has scares most of it has healed on the sides very nice, but on the top there is still some blood dried crust and is not healing, the hospital said only to put the cream on for 3-4 days but i kept puting it on for 1 week because it was still not looking good to me which helped out better, so now her helmet goes on this week and im scared that shes going to sweet in there and i dont want to see an infection or it get worse? any help would be helpful or what to do thanks, Also i had one other Question how did your kids deal with the helmet on for the very first time? was it hard for them to get used to it or sleep with it on? since its got to be on for 23 hours, my lil girl is a very hyper girl? thanks again
02-04-2011, 11:28 PM
Welcome!! I can't address the issue with it not being healed yet. Hopefully someone else can offer some advice.
As for the helmet, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well she adjusts. I assume they are going to have you ease into the helmet with a schedule of hours on/hours off for 5-7 days.... after that, it should be pretty easy. My daughter has been in hers for 5 months and it's like it's just part of her now. It's much harder on us as parents than it is on them. :)
02-05-2011, 01:49 PM
well they said she will be in the helmet for 23 hours a day and only one hour to clean it, and they said she will be in it for only 4 months and thats it? im just scared with the sweeting and the scare.
My son Alex was not all healed up when he got the helmet on either. I was concerned about it also. I asked about it and they said it was not a problem. He never had a problem with infections and he definitely sweated a lot in the beginning!! Also when we started our helmet, it was not 23 hours right away. The first day was hour on hour off, then the next day was 2 hours on, one hour off, then 4 and 8(I think, cant remember exactly) then it got to the 23 hours on. I'm not sure if thats how it works everywhere. Alex adjusted really well to the helmet. He was not upset by it and it did not stop him from doing anything, except that he was just getting good at sitting up and the weight of the helmet made him fall over more. That didnt last long though, he built up new strength for it quickly. It also did not affect his sleeping. Like the other mom said, it was much harder for me. The first day I had a hard time getting used to it, and was not good at putting it on and taking it off so having to do that every hour was really hard because I felt like I was hurting him and frustrated that I couldnt do it.
02-08-2011, 10:35 AM
The antibiotic cream they have you apply really should only be used for the first few days. You actually want the skin to regenerate it's normal floral bacteria to heal properly. It's safe to stop using the cream unless otherwise indicated by your doctor like if there is an infection.
My daughters scars were not healed at all before we put her helmet on. She sweat a ton when we started out. Her scar in the back was totally fine and never had any issues. After a couple weeks the scar in the front had a little bit of yellow crusting on the edges and I was concerned cause it looked like pus. We had to take off the helmet for long hours throughout the day to keep it dry. But the pus quickly went away and the scar healed with the helmet on.
My daughter had a very hard time coping with the helmet. It took her about 2 weeks to sleep normally with it on. But we all got through it and she adapted. After a while she never wanted it off.
You should search through some of my old postings at some of our experiences. Good luck with everything!!! :)
02-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the help and the advice, today we got the helmet but its not looking to good, i posted in the main page about it, thanks again
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