It took a year, but it could happen next week. Then again, I’ll believe it when I see it. The lift to get Ryan in and out of the Jacuzzi is scheduled to be delivered and installed next week! It should be up-and-running by mid-week. I will definitely capture the moments when Ryan takes his first soak and upload it for all to see.
Before I go any further, I want to thank everyone who helped make this happen for Ryan! Your financial support — from the targeted fundraiser — is (essentially) enough to pay the deductible remaining from insurance. Thank goodness for all of you.
The photograph (right) shows a similar style of lift that Ryan is getting. Although the illustration is showing its application for a toilet and tub, it can be installed just about wherever one likes. People might be most familiar with seeing these over beds in the hospital ICU or critical care units.
What I most look forward to is getting Ryan in the hot tub on a cold winter’s night, with the snow falling all around. There’s really not a more enjoyable scenery than this. Well, when it comes to hot tubs, that is.
This will be so good for him. Sure, it will be relaxing for him but I hope… in some way… it might elicit a memory of something he thoroughly enjoyed from his past. There were so many nights that, as a family, we spent hours in the hot tub and enjoyed each others conversation.
I’d give anything to hear Ryan speak again.