quick question about brushing

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Registered: 03-27-2003
quick question about brushing
Mon, 03-07-2005 - 11:24am
With all the excitement around here in the last 10 days I have misplaced TJs brush. While he was sick he wanted nothing to do with brushing and only allowed joint compressions starting Friday night. He has not been brushed for a week. Is there any other kind of brush we can use. I have a bath brush that is soft but still firm enough to fell. He seems to like it. I guess my true question is- Am I doing any harm by using a different brush as long as I am brushing and doing joint compressions? It has made a major improvement today that is already visable with just 2 sessions of brushing. I am still insearch of his brush it is in this house somewhere!! Thanks for all the wonderful advice and support I have gotten from you wonderful ladies. You have honestly pulled me through some really difficult times.
I found his brush! I also found the brushes grandma brought us from the hospital(The ones surgeons scrub their hands with before surgery- I just have to take of the sponge part and rinse of the brush part really well) so we should be good for awhile. My big worry was going to the neuro without it. It calms him down so well. Thanks again for the help.

Edited 3/7/2005 6:14 pm ET ET by kcmc89
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Registered: 05-02-2003
Mon, 03-07-2005 - 1:18pm
I am not sure if it is wrong or not.BUt I can tell you that I do often use diffrent things to bush Christopher with and he is wanting me to.We use the regluar brush,a bath brush,a messager type brush thing(plactic big knobey type thing)wash cloths while bathing,um and the bath poofy thing.He loves them all so much.So I know we do but I dont know if it is wrong to do it but then again *HE* wants me to so I dont know how that could be bad.Hope I helped some.Tammy
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Registered: 11-16-2004
Mon, 03-07-2005 - 5:10pm
Kathy, you can use something else as long as you check it on yourself first. I would probably just use my hand until you get another brush. You wont get the same effect, but you will get some effect. THe only caution I would say is if you use something he doesn't like he might start refusing the brush, that is why I said use your hand. HTH
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Registered: 11-01-2004
Tue, 03-08-2005 - 4:50pm

OH Kathy I am SO happy you found them, I was feeling panicky for you! : )