Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New wheels and the Muppets.

I often want to type out blog posts of events, pictures or silly things that I know others would enjoy with us, but recently those posts quickly get thrown aside as something else happens that takes priority or throws us for a loop. "The plans" seem to be changing every day anymore. But tonight I want to quickly share before getting side tracked with some new (or different) issue that needs my attention.

We picked Wyatt's new wheelchair up last week. We're all adjusting to the new controls and Wy has been enjoying the adjustability that gives him a better degree of comfort. Though, while taking these pictures he was hurting a lot, which explains the distressed looks he was giving.

It took a little brainstorming to figure out how exactly we were going to sling all of his equipment on the back of this new chair. It doesn't have the same designed handle bar set up as our last, which took a little adjusting to. But after a few hooks were added and straps lengthened to varying heights we got it all to delicately fit. I've been readjusting the set up each day and finding new ways to place this or that. With time I have no doubt that we'll figure out where everything works best.

We added a bit of flame detail to the arm rests and have plans for a few more fun touches (that don't involve flames). So far, we all give the new wheels two thumbs up.

With the new wheelchair, we recently took a family day to see a movie that our crew has been waiting to see. Thanks to a local movie theater (and a thoughtful friend) we had the entire movie theater to ourselves.

Wyatt struggles some with crowds of people and the loud volume of a movie theater. The staff was accommodating and very sweet as they turned down the volume, making sure our boy was comfortable. And we enjoyed our private viewing of The Muppets.

But that wasn't all, delivered to our home the day before our private viewing was the large display that was located in the theater advertising the movie. The manager thought Wyatt might enjoy it and he was correct. It needed a little modifying to fit into the house, but once cut down it found a nice little home along the wall next to Wyatt's bed (for now). 

The movie was great and we all enjoyed the special time. We can't stop singing since...

Mahna Mahna
Do doo be-do-do
Mahna Mahna
Do do-do do
Mahna Mahna
Do doo be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do-doodle do do do-doo do!

And now I'll begin to brace myself for what may come tomorrow. Good night, friends!

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