|Snail, early 2010.|
This is why we bought a bigger family car :D.
Our boot looked like this if we went anywhere - this was a picnic and walk with the chair. We got an eight seater Kia Grand Carnival this year, and haven't looked back! Now we can go shopping with just one car!
One thing I do love is Lolly's total acceptance of the chair as part of her world. From her earliest days, she has pushed it, played in it, climbed it, sat on Snail in it, and gone for whirlwind rides in it with her brother ("Smash, the wheelchair is NOT an extreme sport!").
|Lolly pushing the chair, not yet 2!|
|Wheeeeee!!! Having a ride with Smash.|
They can be sad....
They can get you places...
|And it carries the bag! :D|
They can be fun...
|Wheeled adventures after school.|
They can be a pain for your brother... :D
|Smash pushing the chair up a hill on a bushwalk.|
He stacked it just after I took this! :p
|DinnerDad walking Snail up the same hill.|
They represent what is wrong. Here is Snail having a seizure at the beach.
That was a hard day. But to be honest about our experiences, I want to include the picture here. It's why I took it at the time. Because all of this is part of our lives. We can't look away. We live it every day. [Here is a link to how to manage a seizure if the person is in a chair - from Epilepsy Australia.]
So, here's to Snail's chair. We hate it and we love it. We wish more than anything she didn't need it, but given that she does, we're so glad to have it.
Though where the hell do you put it when she's not in it! lol
And my final word on wheelchairs, when you see a woman coming who is pushing a kid in a chair, and wearing a toddler on her back, get out of the way! She needs the space more than you do. :D
|When Lolly was a small babe -|
feeding Snail at a concert with Lolly in the Ergo!