Monday, February 22, 2010

Test Drive

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After lots of debating, praying, and thinking, we've decided to pursue the power chair route for Clayton. The change is still very scary, but that's a whole 'nother blog post . . . we were able to look at our first one today, and Clayton was just about to come unglued from the excitement! He wouldn't even let the salesman get through telling us about all the gadgets--he was READY TO DRIVE! We tried it in the house, but he just isn't that great of a driver and he doesn't stop when told to do so! We took him outside even though it was cold, just so he could have at it with no limits. The whole chair was a bit big for him, but those details would be changed on his actual chair. The joystick was a little far from his reach--I'm not sure if he went in reverse because of this or simply because he liked "backing it up" better than going forward. At any rate, he was having a blast and was sad to see the chair go back into the truck. As for us, we're more overwhelmed than ever with the decision. We're praying we find "the perfect chair." And praying it actually exists!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

im pretty sure there is drywall repair in the near future. He did great tell him uncle josh is proud of him

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

How exciting! I can understand your concerns about finding just the right chair. I pray that you will find one that is a perfect fit for Clayton.

Katy said...

I cant' wait til Charlie is old enough for a power chair. Yes, it will change our lives, but I'm so excited about the possibility of independence. Whoo! I've heard good thing about the Kaola chair if you're shopping around!

TMI Tara said...

I think his excitement solidifies your decision to go this route! Hoping you can find the right one, and I'm sure you will. How exciting, yet also a little scary, for Clayton to have so much freedom!!!

Cheri Pryor said...

lol!! I think Clayton would love for that chair to go "vroom-VROOOOM!" I think he went backwards because it seemed to go FASTER. What is it with boys and speed for cryin' out loud?! lol!! It's so exciting to see another step towards independence for your little man....and I'm sure it makes you want to throw up just a little, too. ((hugs)) I know the perfect chair is just waiting for you to find it!