Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Manual Chair Try Out


The picture isn't very clear, but even with the fuzz I think the excitement is clear! We met with the man who would write the paperwork for this chair for John a few days later and he told me that he has written paperwork for kids that he has wondered whether they could handle the equipment that was being ordered but not this time, John was thrilled and already wheeling it around turning corners and circles. John is looking forward to this smaller chair, it will fit into the bathroom so that he can start gaining more independence there and will also fit into friends houses that his power chair is just too gigantic for. He wants to learn to spin it fast and to play basketball in it. Often times now we see him sitting in the foot plates of his power chair, or asking to get out to dance and do other things, it's like the chair if becoming too confining and he is seeking more freedom, which of course is just amazing to watch!

He is going to be getting a walker too, it should look something like this...


and in a conversation with his physical therapist who had seen him before transplant I asked her if she thought he would walk faster if we started coming to therapy and she said 'no' he doesn't need therapy he just needs practice. We are so excited that he is doing so well and while I have tons of other pictures and stuff to tell about how he's doing mostly I'm just busy keeping up with him :)

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