Thank you Karen, Cheryl and Penny. We lack the finances and know how to do what we want to do but you are right Penny..take a deep breath and pray. We would like to do an elevator, what can you tell me about the one you are putting in (Cheryl). I found a smidge of comedy in your reply Karen...indeed I am his lift but I'm realizing his 60 pounds are hard to lift and he's only going to get bigger. We have a Go Go scooter, he uses it at school as needed. I know of Dr. Wong..we see Dr. Connolly in St. Louis. We do have handicap placard and yes it has been such a help. thank you again ladies for taking the time to share with me. I find comfort in knowing I do not go this alone.
We are at the very same stage. I have found that a can still lift Zach by using leverage. He sits in front of me and I hold both his hands. His legs are slighty bent and I step on his toes and pull. He stiffens his legs and that uses the leverage to get him up quicker. Also, we are looking into getting an electric Turny seat for our minivan since Zach is having trouble getting in and out of the car. It swivels out and lowers and then goes up and turns back into place, using a remote. We feel this could be useful for a while, but not sure if it will be used long enough to justify spending the money. Anyone have advise on that ? Am I kidding my self to think he will not be in a wheelchair fulltime for several years ? He is eight now.