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(08-22-2010, 07:58 PM)adoptivemummy Wrote:
(08-22-2010, 12:46 PM)Daniel Wrote: How about something like this for downstairs?
http://www.healiohealth.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jninqmroo
quite expensive but if any good i could try and find a cheaper altertive?

This is the kind of thing I was thinking of! I plan to ring the OT tomorrow and see if they have anything in stores we can get on loan, if not I would hope they would fund it - but that might take longer than the adaptations 38

Thank you so much
Kirsty
Hi Kirsty,
How long do you think you would need it for?
You could maybe try http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk/ for funding as they can make emergency grants and could even get you something within a week or so Smile
If not and i know it may seem like a daft idea but doesnt it remind you of a paddling pool and with most paddling pools you can attach your hose to drain the water out through an outlet and i know we had one with an outlet and square for a tenner from ASDA although maybe not ideal maybe a quick temporary fix and you could fill it using buckets?
As the one i linked does look a little expensive and very similar to a paddling pool Blush
I know it may sound daft but if push came to shove trying to give you an option to save your back using the stairs if the OT cannot help.
But hopefully newlife maybe able to help funding.
How tall is your daughter?

Also our onsite occupational therapists will be on tommorow and maybe able to suggest a more affordable option. Smile

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Hi Kirsty,

Sounds like you've got the right idea here in terms of a portable bath. Given the risk of moving & handling injuries (both to yourself and your daughter) that would present if an alternative isn't put in place, your OT service should be able to get something in place quickly, before your husband's operation (and you'd be well within your rights to make a complaint if they don't: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_family/health/nhs_and_local_authority_social_services_complaints.htm).

Unfortunately, as you've seen - portable baths aren't a cheap solution, but like I said - your OT service really should be able to get something in place for you. You can view a range of them on Living made easy: http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/children/portable-bath-units-315-p/

They are often used in conjunction with portable showers which you can also view here: http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/bathing/portable-showers-341-p/

Best of luck getting an appropriate solution in place soon.
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Please do let us know how you get on speaking with the occupational therapist Smile
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Hi

Spoken to the OT today, we are having some sort of portable bath and a hair showering thing that is like a paddling pool but small and only her head will go in it to wash her hair on the bed. Will let you know how I get on with them!

She did recommend Home Care ... but that always gets a big fat no from me I'm afraid! I used to work on Home Care and I visited new families everyday so I know you rarely get the same carer at the same time, plus I am a total control freak and only I know how to look after Chloe!

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Mum to 3 gorgeous girls Bethany (12), Amyrose (7) and Chloe (4). Chloe has Septo-Optic Displaysia, Bilateral Schizencephaly, Microcephaly, Lissencephaly, Spina Bifida Occulta, Global Developmetal Delay and Epilepsy. But has a smile that can light up the grumpiest persons day!
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(08-23-2010, 08:03 PM)adoptivemummy Wrote: Hi

Spoken to the OT today, we are having some sort of portable bath and a hair showering thing that is like a paddling pool but small and only her head will go in it to wash her hair on the bed. Will let you know how I get on with them!

Kirsty x
And why can they not provide the full length bath? Dodgy
Do you think its because the bath costs a fair bit more and therefore are making the equipment provided based on cost rather than the actual need which i feel is wrong and i would maybe ask to speak with the manager about it Blush
What they are offering you by the sound of it is:
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