I'm Sophie, married to Simon and mum to Jeremiah (10), Isaac (8), Malachi (5), Ezekiel (3) and Zechariah (2). Also our 2 little ones in heaven, Eleanor (2005) and Elisha (2011).

Jeremiah has Autism.

Isaac has hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers Danlos type 3 and uses a wheelchair for anything other than very short distances.

Malachi has hypermobility and wears piedro boots to support his ankles

Ezekiel has a cleft palate, hydrocephalus, hypotonia and development delay

Zechariah was born with sepsis and has mild development delay.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Isaac's new wheels

Isaac's wheelchair arrived on friday, earlier than expected.  We have taken it out 3 times and he has also pottered around the house, garden and car park.  In some ways it's easier than the double buggy and in some ways it's harder.  The wheelchair with Isaac in feels a lot lighter and easier to steer but it's also narrower which makes pushing it awkward when I have Malachi strapped to my front.  I'm carrying everything in a rucksack which is awkward but at least I will think carefully before buying random stuff in ASDA if I have to fit it in a rucksack.

However Isaac absolutely loves it which makes all of it worthwhile.  In the buggy he was almost always in a sulk or a strop but in the wheelchair he talks to everyone.  Jeremiah's teaching assistant got a shock this morning at school when Isaac started talking to her.  Malachi is also enjoying having a better view.

Isaac in his wheelchair

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