I was thinking about that. There have been many changes in the last 14 months or so and I have been waiting to see what's going to happen over the winter. Over this past year I have gone from thoughts on motorized bike to motorized tricycle to a motorized scooter as his abilities changed.
Quite frankly, scooter would be the best at this time but that also means structural changes to the home and a lift for the van which will take some time to get. I guess at this time I will wait and see where we are in the spring and organize the whole shebang over the winter.
Thanks again for all the input, it's easy to go over the line when you are trying to figure out what we CAN do and have the most normal life possible. That's why I need other people to keep my feet on the ground LOL!
I would think that based on his condiditon, which may change over time, I would think that the DME ordered by the doctor would be submitted to the insurance & based on his needs payment addressed. Especially if his needs are increasing, this should not be a problem. I know that some policies have a cap on what they will pay out for DME over the lifetime of the policy. But worth looking into it for the reasons that you stated in your last post.
If you get the word out, to everyone you know,that you are looking for a 2nd hand one, you may get lucky. A friend had a friend looking for someone in need of a house stair lift that she had from her mom that had recently passed away. A cousin of mine has a electric wheelchair from his wife that he has loaned to friends as the need arose. So they are out there. Good luck, I know that it is not an easy road. Hang in there.
It's more that all of the other pieces have to be in place before we get one. Right now we don't have a ramp, we have been able to just lower the wheelchair over the threshold and off a step from a patio. If we get a scooter we have to get a ramp. We have to figure out where to keep the scooter inside because our house is small, etc. etc. Someone should be helping us with the ramp this fall so we will take it from there. It's a process, what am I gonna say.
Lenka..dogs over 30 lbs are advisable to pull able bodied humans on dog scooters or bikes.
If less than 30 lbs you are supposed to double them up..
That is assuming proper harness and scooter or bike that is designed to have the dog pull.
Also assuming the musher is able to help them out.
I think they say for scootering that dogs under 15lbs should not be considered.
My wheel chair is easy to roll too, so I can understand why you asked the question..and I think its a good question.
Being 120 lbs in a small wheel chair, I know that Eddie the great pyr is TIRED after several hours of pulling me around the stores and such.
Even just around on flat hallways for a short amount of time is work for him.
I would go as far to say in my opinion no dog under 60 lbs should even be considered as a wheel chair dog for an average to small adult. (it would need to be a fit strong dog at that weight)
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