Duane has been complaining to the nurse that he is board and wants to get out of the house to do something. Last week when we had company I asked Duane if he wanted to take Buddy to dog beach. He said no.
This weekend his brother took Buddy to the beach with him and the neighbors to play volleyball – Buddy is very good! hahahahah! A few minutes after they left Duane said he wanted to go to dog beach. I got him cleaned up and into his wheelchair and to dog beach we went. I have learned to push him in the bike lane as the street is smoother than the sidewalk. We got to dog beach easily and then I tried to get him over the bumps onto the sidewalk. He slipped out. It took a few times but I got him back into the chair and down to the courts.
We stayed at the beach for about 30 minutes and then decided to leave with his brother. I took Buddy and he took the wheelchair…it went down hill from this point. He kept slipping out of his wheelchair, legs cramping straight and he was just in pure misery. I felt so bad for him.
We got him home and settled on the couch. And he was still in so much pain.
I think we’re at the point where he can’t keep himself stable in the wheelchair. It takes too much strength and energy for him and he has lost too much muscle to allow it anymore. I feel bad because his freedoms have already been slashed and we are losing one more thing. It’s a hard to thing to watch. I wish I could help him more and take away some of his pain.
– xoxo Victoria
Thank you for sharing your story.. I remember my wife becoming more and more upset when she would loose her balance, and not be able to control herself. Not because she was concerned about getting hurt, but concerned about hurting me. We all have challenges in our life, and its seems like those that give them to us make us a stronger, more loving person for it.
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