While Robb is really only able to walk for short distances, we have resisted using the wheelchair that he was provided. This is mostly because this chair is so darn bulky and heavy. It is difficult for me to haul around, and Rob doesn't find using it saves any energy (he's moving himself and a heavy, heavy chair).
Our insurance company has offered to buy Robb a wheelchair (we have the current chair on lease), and so we have begun the process of shopping for a chair that might allow us to regain our active, outdoor lifestyle.
We're going to set up meetings with local vendors and do some test drives.
There are quite a variety of all terrain wheelchairs on the market.
None of them are cheap.
And some would make us the center of attention wherever we went.
Like this beast, which is clearly way, way, way more than we would ever need. And it certainly doesn't seem a very gentle way to "walk" on the unpaved ground. Seems like it would tear up the earth, even if it can climb stairs.
There's actually a lot more to discuss, but I've got a cold, and no energy. More later....