The day has arrived.
We've succumbed to the "TOT Collar".
I got over bi-weekly PT.
I even thought the kinesio tape was kind of bad a$$.
But Felix just rocked that head tilt all the way to a prescription for a TOT Collar.
What is a TOT Collar you ask?
(do you think the sticker at PT was any consolation for him? Especially since we put it on his back. Might as well applied a sticker that said "despite the collar, I'm really not a dog.")
According to the literature we came home with today at PT:
"The TOT Collar is designed to provide a noxious stimulus to the lateral aspect of the skull...."
I got to "noxious stimulus" and the rest of the paragraph could have been written in Chinese. It kind of reminds me of tracheostomy button...not nearly as bad in terms of originating health problem, but the collar almost looks more medieval torture device than a trach button.
The final fitting went swimmingly. He was a champ and really didn't fuss at all. And I didn't cry. In fact, I even managed to make a joke about potentially "bedazzling" the damn thing (suggestion from my friend Jen).
Until I figure out how to adorn the collar with jewels, spikes, or dangling charms, we need a new name STAT.