- our wonderful new accessible bathroom;
- the funding that made this possible;
- flushing toilets;
- clean drinking water;
- hot water on tap;
- the good health we have in Australia that results from flushing toilets, clean drinking water and hot water on tap;
- the school OT for getting the whole process started;
- someone to clean the bathroom after the work finished;
- a bubble bath to christen the new tub;
- and a clean child after a long soak in the bath - she had inground dirt in her hands and knees from crawling around in the construction zone!
So - the specs for the curious... and then I'll get to my question...
|180 degree smart door|
|Large shower and 'sticky out' toilet to fit a commode over|
(we are paying the tiler extra to come back and tile to the ceiling which is why it doesn't look finished)
|Bath and sink|
So my question is this: What is the best way to use this bathroom to save my back?
Option 1 is to get a commode type chair on wheels so Ashlea could be wheeled over the toilet and into the shower (note there is no hoist so I would have to lift her into the chair).
Option 2 is to get a step and rail for the toilet and a little chair for the shower so she could transfer herself. But then where and how do I dress her? In the wet shower chair? What do you all do??
I'm very keen to hear the wisdom of those who have already 'been there' and 'done that'...