Here's my newest challenge: potty training. Not something I would choose to do during the journey, but she's in the zone. I planned it once school started; the potty seat is ready to go at the house. It never happened during the summer because the older kids were too much of a distraction for me, but then we got a 3-week trip to CHOA, so my plans had to change. I was thinking to just wait until after our hospital stay, but then we got another 3-week trip added, pushing our date with the potty back at least another month, AND, she gets the diaper supplies for me the second she starts to go (the solid variety). She is very aware of what's going on, which means I need to act.
Here are my roadblocks:
- she needs to stay so very clean to avoid any infection, and doesn't get daily baths (just a sponge bath)
- our room needs to stay oh so clean, as we live there
- she is on fluids all night, so even first thing in the morning, she is more 'full' than usual, and I'm not sure that it's reasonable to expect that she could control her bladder at that time
- all of the meds she is on give her diarrhea
Hopefully someone will read it that also had a child in the hospital around the same time and has some advice. Otherwise, I just lost a lot of readers.