A long way off being anything like decent photos. But, we put her into it at 11.15, and there she stayed, apart from a few brief interludes, until 5.45.
Upright, albeit at a slightly different angle than before.
I realise she looks a bit dog's dinnerish, but the chest plate is deliberately wonky to avoid the gastrostomy, the headrest is tweaked to accommodate her head slamming seizures, the collar is back after a lengthy absence because it turns out that gravity is stronger when you sit more upright, and we didn't somehow magically fix her head control issues earlier this year. I'm not responsible for the twists and creases in her trousers and hey these really are grotty photos (I am responsible for the grottiness of the pictures, as opposed to the state of the small girl inside them).
But, for all that, we have a wheelchair again. A wheelchair the bus driver loves because he can clamp it safely and easily. A wheelchair we love, because it will hold Mog in a much better position. A wheelchair Mog loves, because when she stretches and goes into extension, the chair extends with her, folding her back up again as she relaxes.
I'll try to get some action shots later this week. But for those with enquiring minds, it's a Wheelchair Services own version of a FoamKarve backrest and seat cushion, fixed onto a JCM Triton Dynamix seat, fastened onto an Otto Bock Discovery wheelchair base.
This gives us custom moulded seating, adjustably tensioned dynamic backrest and footplates, tilt in space, recline, and a chair I know I can push uphill and over grass. It's been 14 months since Mog started having such problems with spasm and not managing in her old wheelchair, 6 months since we sat down with wheelchair services to try to find a solution. If this does turn out to be as comfortable for Mog as it appears to have been today, I think it will very nearly have been worth the wait.