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    Any one on here with little ones with power chairs ??

    If so what age did they do into them, what sort do they have, do you love it, hate it etc

    Any info would be great

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    any one ????

    We looking mainly at the Otto bock skippi

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    Sorry, ds1 is in a manual chair.
    I hope someone can help you.

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    Thanks Kenz has a manual now but still can't get far in it same as her walking still very limited I can't wait to get get power chair goong to be so cool

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    Can you get funding to help with the costs of a powered chair? Sounds like she really needs one.
    It would be great for her

    Ds1s paed thought he would need a powered chair, but he's going so well in his manual that it isn't needed. He's dangerous enough in his manual one

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    we arent going through funding to get it no, We are so excited for her but she is going to love it

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    It's so exciting seeing them get new equipment to get their independance. She will love it.

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    Aww I'm so excited for her too... I think she'll love it, I can just see her burning around the house in one, lol.

    The youngest I've seen at the hospital was about 5 and he was an awesome little driver. I'd love to get one for Leacie but we were talked out of it just now. They seem to think if we get her one she'll give up on the limited walking (in the Dash) and crawling that she does now. All I know is I'd love her to be getting around the house independently instead of having to transfer her all the time, but I can understand where they're coming from. She can use the manual wheelchair herself but it's really slooooow.

    I'm still going to push for one in the next year or two. I've looked at the Otto Bock Skippi and they look awesome... can't wait to see if that's the way you go.

    Does she have a good PT? She/he should be able to recommend a good power chair for you... or the hospital?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prickle View Post
    Aww I'm so excited for her too... I think she'll love it, I can just see her burning around the house in one, lol.

    The youngest I've seen at the hospital was about 5 and he was an awesome little driver. I'd love to get one for Leacie but we were talked out of it just now. They seem to think if we get her one she'll give up on the limited walking (in the Dash) and crawling that she does now. All I know is I'd love her to be getting around the house independently instead of having to transfer her all the time, but I can understand where they're coming from. She can use the manual wheelchair herself but it's really slooooow.

    I'm still going to push for one in the next year or two. I've looked at the Otto Bock Skippi and they look awesome... can't wait to see if that's the way you go.

    Does she have a good PT? She/he should be able to recommend a good power chair for you... or the hospital?

    Hey
    yerp her OT and PT love the skippy i just wanted parent perspective as apose to therapist KWIM.

    Kenz can walk a bit but not far or well and we have tried and tired for a long time to extend that but she just cant because of her fatigue, we will be using the rule of no power chair to be used int eh house at home it will be charged its more for going out not a round the house thing for us as we dont want to make her take it as the easy option


 

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