Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ben's Corner...part 2

I took more pictures to give you a better look at how his corner is set up. It's tight...but for now, it works.
Above you can see his feeding bag and pump hanging, the vent is just on the other side of Ben's head...you can see the purple top and all the tubing. On the shelf right above the vent is where we keep all of his daily ritual stuff, like teeth, face, lip and eye care. On top of those shelves are his meds...you can see the big syringes poking out of the top of the bucket. To the right is one of his suction machines, that one is connected to his vent. To the right of that is his pulse oximeter. This lets us know Ben's heart rate and oxygen saturations. On the shelf above it to the right is a box of Ben's extra medications. I refill all his syringes and smaller containers from this. We keep gloves, sharps container and extra chucks there too.
I like this view because you can see how I set up his bed. Because of the lack of space in our room, I organized the bed so that he would have all of this storage space for all of his equipment and supplies. Only two drawers hold clothing items, the rest...medical stuff. AND, this isn't all. I have about four more of these drawers in my room not shown here full of more medical stuff, and the majority of my closet space belongs to Ben too. The mattress that he sleeps on is a hospital grade one. It is a pressure control mattress, allowing Ben to shift all through the night preventing bed sores. It's worked great so far. You can see at the bottom left of the picture a piece of our bed. That's how much walking space there is between my bed and Ben's. This picture shows the end of the bed. Above you can see a new flat screen tv that we purchased (early Christmas gift) because it's really, really hard to get Ben down to our basement where the tv is and my kids always look forward to our Friday night family movie nights. It's the only time the tv goes on during the week. So, we bought it so that Ben and I can be part of family movie night again. There you have it, Ben's corner. I know...exciting! ;)

12 comments:

Junior said...

wow, great job of making use of a small space. Very organized, love all the shelves and drawers.

Emily B. said...

Benny, what a great set up! Hunter wishes I would let him sleep in our room. You're a lucky boy. We love you.

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

It's a great set-up for what you need. I am glad you got the TV too. I love that you can be a family that way. :) Love you. Give Ben kisses from Idaho.

Lacey said...

Ya know, you have to be organized with all that medical stuff. It looks like a great setup.

shirlgirl said...

That's quite a setup, Becky. You've certainly mastered everything--you are amazing. Glad you have a TV in your room so that you can enjoy movie night as well. I'm sure you are so happy to be home and be a family again. Hope Ben stays well.

Joy said...

Very impressed with your organizational skills. Send some of that this way please. I really love the early Christmas gift too. Great idea!

Jo Jo said...

Lovin the poles at the other end of the bed, the friend shelf, room for the big friend at the end of the bed, and the new screen. I could come back and give that workstation a run!

asplashofsunshine said...

Extremely organized! I guess you have to be. The doggy on the end of the bed looks like a great bed companion. Does he have a name? 'Cause if he doesn't, we need to name him. :)

April said...

His corner looks awesome!!! Great use of space for all his fancy gizmos, meds & care items! What a neat set up! I'm sure he loves being right next to you! :)

HOORAY for movie nights! Our family movie nights are usually in our bedroom, too! What a perfect Christmas gift! Love it!

TMI Tara said...

It IS exciting and impressive. Your storage under the bed is GENIUS! Ben is SO lucky to have such an amazing mother, parents, family. What a sweetie =)

Ambrose said...

Nice set up!

jesusandmises said...

Wow! Great job setting all of that up! I know it must feel great to have it organized and in sight! Way to go!

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