Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Looky, Looky!

Checking out Sulley and Mike Wazowski
before our appointment.
Aaron got his new wheelchair today!  Fun times!!!

Everyone has told me that Shriner's Hospital is amazing, and I believed them.  But hearing it and seeing it are two different things.

Snoozin' while everyone else works.
That's his new chair they're building
in the background.
They started with a basic chair and a tray they built for the back before we got there.  Then they spent almost four hours!! building up everything else, figuring where to put equipment, asking if I liked it there, or how it would be better for him.

They listened and reworked things as I explained how we function.  The end result?  Amazing!!

Really, I was blown away.

He looks so grown up!

And that new (to us) minivan we recently got?  Well, let's just say there ain't no way I would be able to lift this new baby into a car by myself.  The seating on this chair is also higher up, so Aaron has a first-class view out the windows as he rides along.  Can you tell I'm pretty happy?

 There's room for everything right where it's convenient.  The vent is easy to see and access, and missing from the picture (because he's using it) is the pulse/ox, which velcros to the top of the ventilator.  Then they created a "cradle" to hold his go-bag to the handle.

On the side is the IV pole which holds his feeding backpack, and then in the front, but much easier to access, is his suction bag.

The seat back doesn't recline like his first wheelchair, but it has a "tilt-in-space' function which lets me tip the whole seat backwards and forwards with a foot pedal.  And the brakes are pretty easy to work and amazing as well.

The oxygen tank and his school bag go between the seat and everything else.

They call this a CR Fusion by Ki (pronounced like "key").  We call it downright awesome.

“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access 
to every aspect of life.” 
Emma Thompson


  1. Shriner's is my favorite. Congrats on the sweet new wheels!

  2. I'm so excited for you guys! Go Aaron!!!