Saturday, June 25, 2011

All that glitters...

This weekend, we purchased quite possibly the most important piece of jewelry our son will ever wear. We had been intending to do it for quite some time, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I'm not sure why, but if I'm being honest, it probably has a little to do with some deep seated feelings of not wanting to see my sweet boy with a MedicAlert bracelet on, a constant reminder of how fragile he is. I'd rather just forget about how fragile he is. But the reality is, this kid really needs a MedicAlert bracelet, both for his underlying heart condition and his pacemaker. Although he's with me most of the time, if something were to happen when I wasn't there, or if I was somehow incapacitated, it would be absolutely crucial for medical personnel to have the necessary information on Bodie's condition.(For the record, the tag reads "Pacemaker dependent. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome." with the number for MedicAlert)

So, we did a little research and settled on MedicAlert. We really liked the new-fangled programs that actually give you a zip-drive to attach to a key chain with all of your child's medical records on it, but honestly just couldn't justify the expense (it's quite a bit more expensive than the traditional MedicAlert). Plus, we liked that the bracelets are universally recognized by both medical and lay personnel. So, good old fashioned MedicAlert it is.

We put it on Bodie tonight. How did he react? Well, let's just say that he was less excited than mommy and daddy...

It's a little big on him, which might have something to do with why he doesn't love it. I'll call the company next week to see if we need to size it down. But my guess would be he'll grow into it so it's fine. Here's hoping he gets used to it...


1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about getting one of those for D. Maybe seeing how absolutely adorable Bodie is in his will push me to actually do it. :) He looks precious!