The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143863   Message #3346625
Posted By: Bat Goddess
03-May-12 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
I don't think I've explained how much work it is for Tom to get into (and out of) the house. It's quite a project -- he goes up the stairs to the deck on his rear end, and then can pull himself up by the railing to get seated in the wheelchair (with his feet down a couple steps). He can maneuver the wheelchair over to the door. At the door, he gets out of the wheelchair and stands with the walker while I get the wheelchair into the house. He then hops backward to the door and plants his tush back in the wheelchair. It's tightly choreographed . . . and definitely a two-person (him and me) procedure. He won't be able to do it without assistance for awhile -- probably not until he can put weight on the ankle.

Tiring, too.

Good night!