Fortunately, we were not far from home. Actually we were closer to the neurosurgeon at the water park than we are when we are at home. So I did not have to worry what I would do if he got sick. Next I was worried about how Randy would handle all the people. His sensory issues are relatively mild and they have improved, but he still struggles around a lot of commotion and people. That is why we decided to skip a first birthday party. When he is in a stressful situation he whines and vomits and is generally cranky for the rest of the day and sometimes the next day. I hate to send him through things like that for my own enjoyment.
Well he did GREAT at the water park. He actually like the loud roar of the water falling around us. He looked around and played with us. He splashed around in the water and thought he could swim in the heated pool. He didn't even cry when the water got in his face. He only vomited twice, and I think it is because he swallowed a little water. It was so nice to do something with him that was not "therapy" related. Even during our play, i try to incorporate the things from therapy. But this weekend, we just splashed and played and said to heck with therapy!
So his first trip was successful. I have tentative plans for two more in the near future. The next one is in April for four days. This trip will be 12 hours from home. The next one is in June; destination unknown. So I pray for wisdom and the ability to discern between caution and irrational fear.
Mr. Randy in his first swim trunks