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(08-05-2010, 06:28 PM)8687murr Wrote:
(08-05-2010, 03:12 PM)Daniel Wrote: Did something go wrong there?
If you let me know how far he can walk ill be able to offer some advice Smile

Hi sorry Im new on this site so I think I posted too many times lol!!
Jasper gets out of breath very quickly. If he was to walk fast to the bottom of our road which is 10 terraced houses long. He starts breathing rapidly and has to rest. his lips go blue. We have to use alot of public transport..due to me unable to drive. We have an old car which my partner drives. He walks about 50 yards then gets breathless.
Its really dependent on the actual person awarding the claim but in theory due to the limited walking distance technically you could qualify for higher rate mobilty,however they may try and give lower.
It all comes down to the person assesing and the strength of your application form.
Would your sons doctor support you on the 50 yards walking distance and is he currently under a specialist team/doctor still for the heart problems?

Also in regards to care needs what level of care are you currently providing in the day?

What is your typical day routine in caring for your son with his medical condition which makes his needs more than that of a child without these complications?

You mention bed wetting how frequent is sometimes?

How does he manage his own personal care?

How does he eat?

In terms of schooling does he have a statement or anything like school action plus?

Would the school support your application as they will want to contact the school too for confirmation of care needs and learning difficulties?

Sorry for all the questions but i can give you an honest answer on your chances of getting an award.



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(08-05-2010, 07:53 PM)Daniel Wrote: Its really dependent on the actual person awarding the claim but in theory due to the limited walking distance technically you could qualify for higher rate mobilty,however they may try and give lower.
It all comes down to the person assesing and the strength of your application form.
Would your sons doctor support you on the 50 yards walking distance and is he currently under a specialist team/doctor still for the heart problems?

Also in regards to care needs what level of care are you currently providing in the day?

What is your typical day routine in caring for your son with his medical condition which makes his needs more than that of a child without these complications?

You mention bed wetting how frequent is sometimes?

How does he manage his own personal care?

How does he eat?

In terms of schooling does he have a statement or anything like school action plus?

Would the school support your application as they will want to contact the school too for confirmation of care needs and learning difficulties?

Sorry for all the questions but i can give you an honest answer on your chances of getting an award.

Hi thanks for answering..
Jasper is statemented at school..they would give proof of his learning dificulties..he cant read or write and hes neally 12.
He would be in danger if he was to go out on his own ..he has no road sense..and cannot read road signs . Also stranger danger.
Jasper wets the bed frequently..I have to change his bed and him, wash and calm him down. It takes Jasper about two hours to get him to bed. He needs the security of books ..drinks..and talking.
Personal care I have to help him there too..even having to put tooth paste on his brush..because of the damage to his basal ganglia his fine motor skills are very damaged..he suffers from high anxiety,, at night. and dosnt like being left alone. I often have to check his breathing when hes asleep.
Jasper needs constant care through the day..he cant cook for himself..he would be dangerous in the kitchen because of boiling pans ...hot ovens ..gas.. I have to cut his food because the right side of his body is weak compared to his left again because of damage to his basal ganglia.
I have to play most games with him because he cant read rules and instructions. I think the doctor would support me about his walking distance.
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(08-05-2010, 11:17 PM)8687murr Wrote: Hi thanks for answering..
Jasper is statemented at school..they would give proof of his learning dificulties..he cant read or write and hes neally 12.
He would be in danger if he was to go out on his own ..he has no road sense..and cannot read road signs . Also stranger danger.
Jasper wets the bed frequently..I have to change his bed and him, wash and calm him down. It takes Jasper about two hours to get him to bed. He needs the security of books ..drinks..and talking.
Personal care I have to help him there too..even having to put tooth paste on his brush..because of the damage to his basal ganglia his fine motor skills are very damaged..he suffers from high anxiety,, at night. and dosnt like being left alone. I often have to check his breathing when hes asleep.
Jasper needs constant care through the day..he cant cook for himself..he would be dangerous in the kitchen because of boiling pans ...hot ovens ..gas.. I have to cut his food because the right side of his body is weak compared to his left again because of damage to his basal ganglia.
I have to play most games with him because he cant read rules and instructions. I think the doctor would support me about his walking distance.
Few more questions which will start to complete the picture Smile
Im highlighting some of your statements and question next to them.

he cant read or write and hes neally 12. What care do this cause you to provide?

Jasper wets the bed frequently How frequent? Are you under a continence service at all or is the doctor aware?

I often have to check his breathing when hes asleep Has the doctor advised this? Would a monitor not do this safely?

he cant cook for himself Is this a care need that a child of the same age would be expected to do?

There is a care element i would imagine Smile
But dependent on a few factors it would be hard to say what level of care.
Looking at a few of the answers i would imagine there is an award to be made but it would have to be done strongly focusing on things which are easily documented in case law for decesion makers.
For example i wonder with things like the cooking a meal if this would be important because of age and worth mentioning?
Things like the bed wetting would be need to be worded in a way that it was clear and precise and able to be supported.
I think the statement would support your application and it shows a clear need for help Smile
But as with all DLA applications its the strength of the application form which will give you an award and the level of award.

In this case i would really look at being the strongest you can possibly be in terms of wording or you may not get an apprioate award.
Believe me going through these answers and disecting them will enable you to get a clear level of wording which makes all the diffrence as many members will vouch Smile

Let me know some of the answers and i will advise further Smile
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