My little P&S camera arrived safely at my house on this afternoon — O happy day!
To celebrate, here are the “best of” pics from last weekend.
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Happy to be out on an adventure — I pushed his wheelchair down the long driveway (walking backward where it was steep) then across the road and up a steep driveway to get to one of the other houses in his facility. The caregivers there were surprised and pleased to see him. Everyone was surprised that I was able to manage the hills/wheelchair/dad/myself all on my own. He’s a big guy and I won’t say it was easy, but he had the difficult job of holding his feet up enough to not drag when we were traveling faster than a snail’s pace. We stopped many times to give him a break. Next time, we’ll need to figure out some sort of sling to hold up his legs and feet. He can’t use the foot pegs that most people use on wheelchairs; his legs are so long that his knees end up in the air in a painful position. Normally this is not an issue — he shuffles his feet along to assist in propelling the wheelchair, which works well indoors or on smooth pavement, but it is very difficult on uneven surfaces.