Does anyone's son out there (Kevin is 11 and still pretty strong, despite not walking around anymore) use a scooter and supplement with manual chair for posture? We are in the process of having Quikie 2 ordered for him to use at home to just propel himself around our den. Now the docs in Cinncy have suggested we start the process for getting power chair. The PT at Columbia Presbyterian where we also see docs has said, get the Quickie and it will be a backup for the power. Once he has the Quickie we can sart process for power. She says once she writes letter of necessity for power stating a change in staus of his condition (can't propel himself anymore by hand) we won't have any denials because of getting the Quickie. Note: we paid private for the scooter in prep for putting in claims for power chairs.
This is all so new with the wheelchair and he really loves his scooter and doesn't feel funny scooting around in it. He also has a transport chair with small wheels for quick trips so he doesn't mind getting the manual. The power is a big step for a boy who was walking around not too long ago?
any suggestions. need them. I know, get it in writring from insurance that he can get the power after the manual without waiting three years or so.