where to start? son just asked for a wheelchair from santa

(5 Posts)
deeedeee Thu 12-Nov-15 20:25:21

pretty heartbreaking

Obviously I told him his mummy would get him one.

So where do i start?

He's 6.5, he has dyspraxia and hyptonia. He can walk, but falls and bumps into stuff constantly, and tires very easily.

BackforGood Fri 13-Nov-15 01:01:31

Could Whizz Kids help ?

Toffeelatteplease Fri 13-Nov-15 01:20:05

Get physio to refer you to wheelchair services.

Assuming you are getting physio, otherwise get your consultant (if you are still under one) or GP to refer you to wheelchair services and physio.

You need to be seeing both, don't let them fob you off

flowers good luck

Boomingmarvellous Sat 19-Dec-15 22:55:10

Yes, start with wheelchair services. Physio should refer.
Charities will help fund a chair if it goes beyond the WCS budget or they won't give you one.
The most fab wheelchair in the world is the veldink range, so I would check them out.

FHSmum Wed 09-Nov-16 07:18:34

If you are really struggling waiting for the wheelchair services to sort you out you can hire children's wheelchairs from the mobility shop. Before my daughter got hers I used to hire one it was about £12 a week and well worth it if we were going for a day out.

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