It's official! Clayton is now the owner and driver of his very own power chair! He has been looking forward to this day for so long, he was grinning from ear to ear the whole time the DME rep was here. In fact he insisted on waiting by his window a full two hours before the rep was even scheduled to arrive . . . he is definitely patient and persistent!
I was afraid he would forget all of his training in the loaner chair we had months ago, but he is already remembering to be careful and is doing his best to avoid the many obstacles in our house. The toughest obstacle will be that one named Jackson, who has in fact forgotten all about the safety rules we had with the loaner chair. He is going to require a breaking in period for sure since he can't help but explore the ins and outs of this machine with so many parts and gadgets attached. I just hope we can keep him from losing a toe in the meantime!
We haven't even had the chair 24 hours, and Clayton is already the master of his own movements (what a freeing concept!). He has been roaming around, digging through drawers and venturing to spots he normally doesn't get to go (my closet, for example). And while it's a little cumbersome keeping him out of trouble, I say "go to it!" It's about time he was able to explore his own home without someone else restricting his every move!