*As of June 9th a press release was made for the Office of Civil Rights regarding those with disabilities bringing a support person to the hospital when admitted. I was surprised to know that this was still continuing to be an issue! Find the details here: Press release from June 9, 2020 Know your rights booklet https://youtu.be/9y1rOWyf_XM East to follow video with guidance A few weeks ago I watched a friend live out that concern. It had been an unspoken fear for awhile as we heard that those admitted to the hospital during the Covid-19 outbreak have to go alone. Each meal and snack I have become a broken record of "chew that food!! We are NOT going to the Emergency Room with all the germs!" Any walk we take becomes even more concerning to me, "Watch where you are going! Don't drive into anything or off the curb...WE ARE NOT going to the ER!'. This is in addition to the excessive hand washing and social distancing to avoid Coronavirus exposure the best we can. Then a friend asked for prayers as her son aspirated and needed to head to the Continue Reading
How we are surviving the quarantine…so far.
There are reasons this site is called Wheel Life Adventures. Our girls haven't sat still a day in their lives. They were born feisty and stayed that way. Some people like to say it has worked to their benefit. It has certainly kept us on our toes...and on the move. First, some background. The girls have cerebral palsy as a result of prematurity. They were born at 30 weeks and struggled to breathe with immature lungs. The lack of oxygen to the outermost parts of their brains caused the loss of those cells. That can result in varying types and degrees of cerebral palsy. The fact that they are twins did not cause the similar cerebral palsy. In fact, doctors were surprised how similar they stayed as they developed. While they are not exactly the same, they do have a lot in common. I am not sure which was harder for us to swallow, the loss of motor coordination (they both drive power wheelchairs) or the slowly revealed struggle to read and write. Obviously there is a whole lot more to their stories, but the current status is that our girls like to have plans, Continue Reading