Our Wheelchair Anniversary

Last March, we bought a wheelchair. We got it 50% off. It arrived in several boxes and I spent 18 hours, over 2 days, assembling it. I kept crying. Not because Adelaide couldn’t walk, but because I kept dropping the Allen wrenches. I think I dropped them two hundred times.

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Last Wednesday, Adelaide had 2.5 hours of physical therapy at school. She spent half an hour walking the halls with assistance. We then spent two hours in a wheelchair clinic. It’s our 7th adjustment to this chair in one year.

Even though Adelaide has taken some steps, she is still a knee-walker and a crawler. And we need her chair to meet her ‘right now’ needs, even while we dream about a future sans wheels.

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But Adelaide does everything in her own time. Even sleeping. That’s why we bought a tilt-in-space chair last year. There is no wrong time or place to nap. Not when you’re Adelaide.

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