In May I wrote about trying out an EasyStand Bantam stander.
It took almost five months to get. We got 2 denials from Medicaid, but FINALLY got it this week!!!
Max was so excited to stand up when we got it. He sat nicely for a few minutes to get all of the adjustments made to him, then we stood him up. He managed to stand for 30 minutes, before we got him out to make the adjustments we needed for his wheelchair.
He's grown so much since getting his wheelchair in January of this year, we had to put it on the largest settings for each adjustment. They are ordering new hardware to extend the size of it. Good grief!!!
We'll need to have his PT help with the proper standing though. The couple of times we've tried to stand him since the initial fitting and adjustments, I've had a hard time getting full extension of his legs. Either his legs won't fully extend, or the knee pads look too tight. I don't know the best adjustment to make there.
But he does still love it! He was asking to stand up again the day we got it, and I tried to put him in it by myself. I now know, that is not something I should do again until I've figured out how to use his lift to get him in it! He scooted when I sat him on the seat, before I could get him strapped in, and I had to catch him as he flew out. I hit an elbow, knee, and pulled both muscles in my thighs! Oh dear...it will take time to learn!
If anyone has any tips on getting his legs extended properly, drop a note in the comments. In the meantime, we'll keep standing up!