Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 19

They (Jeremy and the therapists) are working hard in preparation for going home. We will have to have some type of lift (in case one smaller person is home alone with Jeremy) to get Jeremy from, his chair to his bed or from one chair to another. Jeremy can help with this process but when he is tired - not so much. They have 2 types of lifts - one is a hoyer, Jeremy would have to be lying down to use that one. Very hard for one person to use this and get him into a chair. They have not used that on Jeremy for 6 months or so. They other one they wanted to try on Jeremy is a standing frame one. They weren't sure with Jeremy's size (height) that it would work with him. They tried this lift today and it worked well. It has a band or harness that wraps around his chest area, under his arms and lifts from there. There is a platform for his feet (and yes his size 12 shoes fit on the platform), a cushioned knee area to hold him in place. They are hoping we can get this machine to assist in transfer at home. Remember, everything has to be submitted to the insurance company for approval.

Thank you so much for your comments, support and prayers. If you have any questions about Jeremy feel free to "comment". We will try to answer any questions.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jer! It's me, Pastor Mike. I'm pastoring up here in La Grande, OR now. It's beautiful up here as you might recall having gone through here many times to & from WW.

    Miss getting to see you on Sabb p.m.'s & laughing together at something or other. Perhaps I'll get to stop in to see you within the next few weeks. Hang in there & keep up the good work man! Love & prayers, Pastor Mike


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