Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's here!!!!!

Most of you probably know that we have been waiting since Nov. 4 for Ian's new, custom tailored wheelchair. For a variety of reasons that I won't bore you with, it has been severely delayed but......he finally got it today!!! He was so excited and hasn't been out of it since we got home several hours ago. It is a one-arm drive, which means that when he learns how to use it, he will be able to maneuver it with his stronger, right arm. As of now, he just goes in circles, but he's OK with that for the time being. He's just happy to be upright and in a comfortable position for him and able to propel himself forward and backward. He had to take another tour of the house as soon as we got home and check it all out from this new perspective. It has a tray, backpack and IV pole (for his feeding tube equipment), too. This is the first time in a very long time that he has been in a correct position so it's a very big deal and we are all very excited!!!


The representative from National Seating and Mobility, their tech and our OT and PT all made the necessary adjustments to make the chair just right for Ian.

Happy boy! The video below isn't too great but I just got a quick one to have. We'll have a better one later.

9 comments:

  1. How exciting! He'll be zipping around in that chair before you know it:)

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  2. Wonderful!!! It is amazing to see how many changes have come into this young man's life this year. Praise God for adoption!

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  3. Oh the freedom now for Ian!!! Wheels--every boys dream! He will soon be whizzing around the house. Yippee!!!
    Mimi

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  4. YaHoo! So happy to hear he is upright again :)
    It looks fantastic!

    Pam

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  5. Yippee!! Can't wait to see him movin' and groovin' when we come up!!

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  6. This is great!!!! So happy for all of you that it finally arrived. Thanks for the updates.Eee and Bud

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  7. He always makes me smile. What a cool new chair. Sherrie

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  8. So happy for Ian... what a blessing!!

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