dnmun wrote:spectacularly original. so much better than my idea for a barkolounger. barko-lounger, get it?
could not have been a better solution if you had a $4 million guvment grant.
if she'd use it to lounge in normally, i'd like that name.
the best we got so far is that now with the buttrest in it instead of separate stool, she will stay (for a while) in the chair wthout straps or anything, and is sleeping now after meds and then a little food. she's shifted positions a couple times but not tried to get out, and she knows she could. (she's done the escape thing noted previously now twice at least, i think a third time but i'm hazy on that right now).
she's figured out some things...like when she's coughing she'll put her ead on the pillow cuz it helps her to stop. but she wont' *stay* on the pillow which woudl prevent a lot of it.
still trying to get her to stop movng head down lower than rest of body, but she ereally reall ly likes that so it's probal y never gonna happen.
this thing has a lot of imporvmets still to be made, some i can't quite do msyelf, som take more tme than i have away from her safel y to do, some i keep thinkin of but forgetting until the situation arises again. then for get right away when it's over..can't remember them atm either.
but i'd love a 4million grant cuz it would help me take care of her...if i didn't have to show it spent on the chair itself but could use it to suport me while i worked out all the bugs by making hers perfect. then make a living selling them or something...probabl never happen but instead id put the design out there open source like this thread and showing why i did some things vs others and each change.
one change i see is the buttrest needs one or two more layers of styrofoam to bring it's height up a little for her comfort but i think if i do that she won't be angled enough and stuff won't flow down right.
what i'd like to do is have the front wheels able to raise and lower lik e at least 8-10 inches, maybe a foot, so that the whole thing could be rotated into a more vertical chair like a bailey chair, but not quite vertical and so that the buttrest would autorotate with the chair to keep it at the same angle relative to her butt and hold her up.
i don't have any stuff here to do that with tht i know wher eit is though. i do have more quickie chair stuff, or did before the fire, and proably still do cuz i thought i saw it in a shed but no idea hwere, and no time to look for it between things with her. cant' leave her alone for long, worse now cuz she can wander off when not in the chair, not a big deal except she's still weak and i dunno what might happen.
anywya, yeah i do wish thre was something like that but with no strings to guarantee i get a perfect dsign or whatever out of it. just whatever i get is what i get.