It’s been a long time. Sometime around a almost year ago. But, on Thursday night, this all changed. Ryan traded in his bed sponge bathes for a full-blown shower. Thank you Michael and Son for helping Ryan! This is a company with a heart.
We lowered him into a shower chair that was given to us by a family in Morgantown. True, it is a shower chair but I call it the “Renie Chair”, after the truly wonderful lady (and her parents) that thoughtfully let us have it. I rename everything, by the way. It’s a simple method I use… first the name of the person who donated and then the item. It is my way of thanking and remembering people that unselfishly give to our family.
This all began early on (in Atlanta) when Ryan needed packed in ice to control his fevers. A women, Stacy, would bring us dinner every Sunday. She packed her food in these flexible ice packs that would conform to the shape of the contents. Long story short, she noticed how these ice packs would help us cool down Ryan and bought us some. We used them immediately and the first time I needed them I asked Sue to grab the “Stacy Packs”. The name (and naming method) stuck.
So, we get Ryan in the Renie chair (with the Renie sling) and wheel him into his massive [Basim] shower. In the upcoming video, you’ll see Ryan’s reaction to the water initially washing over him. Keep an eye on his mouth, it’s very telling of his pleasure.[poll id=”5″]
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