Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blake's Helmet

About two weeks ago Blake got his DOC band aka Helmet for his head. Around 3 months of age we noticed that Blake had a significant flat spot on the back of his head. We knew a little flat spot was normal (due to him having to sleep on his back). When we talked to his doctor about it, he recommended that we watch it for a month to see if it gets better and recommended some things we try to improve it. After another month of no progress, we made an appointment to see Cranial Technologies about the DOC band. They said that he would definitely benefit from wearing the band. After a LONG insurance approval process he was finally able to get it. We are so glad that we decided to get it. For us, we wanted Blake to have a "normal" shaped head (god forbid he ever goes bald one day!) and since his ears were slightly out of alignment, we wanted to make sure he didnt have any medical issues long term as a result. It has only been two weeks but we can already tell there is a big difference. Luckily, he doesn't care at all that he has to wear this thing 23 hours per day (he gets one hour off for us to clean the band and give him a bath since it cant get wet). Fingers crossed he is done with treatment by mid June.

Early Morning Play Time!


  1. Let me tell you..its gonna be alright for sure. Now that you are seeing positive results..there is nothing better than this...

  2. Blake is perfecting his dad's impish eyes and grin. Too cute.