Qiao is home. He's doing well, considering that he can't put weight on his right foot and that his left arm is still weak, etc.
He is using a "pollywog" wheelchair. It has 4 small wheels, so that the 2 big wheels can be popped off when necessary, for it to fit in narrow spaces. Fortunately, after I took down the bathroom door and some of the cabinet doors and handles, the wheelchair fits into the bathroom even with the big wheels on. That way Q can get in and out of there on his own. He can also stand up on his own, as long as he keeps his weight on only his left foot.
I tried out the wheelchair myself, and was impressed. It's much more maneuverable than I imagined. You can move forward or backward by turning both wheels at once. If you turn only one wheel, it curves. If you turn one wheel forward while turning the other backward, then you spin in place - that's rather fun to do.
I had wondered at first if we could take off one of the big wheels and leave the other on, since that would have made the chair narrower, and Q's left arm is still weak anyway. But with it that way, when you turn the one big wheel, the chair only moves in a curve, not straight - unless you propel it using your feet.
It was 109 degrees here on Friday and Saturday. Today a late afternoon thunderstorm cooled things off.
Vitamin D2 tablets are harder to find than I expected. CVS and Earthfare didn't have any, though they had several kinds of Vitamin D3. Fortunately, Rosewood Market did have one kind of D2.
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