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Phoenix4725 Sun 30-Aug-09 07:43:02

Ds has just gone into a wheelchair and loves it, he is learning to self propel ,but we re finding his arms not really long enough to reach the black propelling section so he uses the wheels but means his hands are filthy any idears please

TheDMshouldbeRivened Sun 30-Aug-09 10:25:41

can the wheels be moved? Most chairs are adjustable to fit the child.
Able2wear also do wheelchair gloves.

Phoenix4725 Sun 30-Aug-09 10:37:00

hmm not sure dont think they can ideally need be bit closer and bit higher that or stretch ds arms .Think might have to go with gloves , just want to give him a smuch independance as possiable

TheDMshouldbeRivened Sun 30-Aug-09 10:38:09

was he measured etc by wheelchair services? I've honestly not come across any paediatric wheelchair that couldn't be adjusted.
Maybe I've been lucky!

Phoenix4725 Sun 30-Aug-09 10:41:56

yes he was measured by them orgianlly had buggy but he did not like and he does prefer his chair.hmm they measured his butt and his legs but not his arms , itsjust all the dogcrap that is on footpaths otherwise would not care he uses the wheels to propell

Phoenix4725 Sun 30-Aug-09 10:42:51

and should you not be boiling up flypapers ready for outlaws visit

TheDMshouldbeRivened Sun 30-Aug-09 11:04:51

am digging mantraps wink

ChopsTheDuck Mon 31-Aug-09 07:51:01

it sounds like the chair is too wide for him? Or the wheels are too far out. ds1 leans forward too much in his to self propel because it is a little wide for him and so he can't reach straight out how he should, we're off for an appointment in a couple of weeks.

I'd take him back, and tell them it needs sorting out.

Phoenix4725 Mon 31-Aug-09 08:21:25

going to give them call when they reopen , mix of long legs short arms and body me thinks lol need to stretch him

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