Todd Schoonover This image is not naughty or offensive, so don't flag me WatchTrolls
Mom brought Grandma home today so that she could relax, have lunch and enjoy the house before she had to attempt the toilet again. Mom fixed her a bunch of things out of the garden that she likes including creamed peas and red potatoes, beets, and some cantaloup and blueberries.
After I got home, Grandma was ready to try getting off the toilet again. We changed the angle on the bar from what it had been, thinking that would take care of it. It didn’t. With the new angle, Grandma was basically pushing herself down on her one side instead of up. We should have raised the height of the bar where she grips it in addition to changing the angle. Grandma didn’t agree with me, but she couldn’t see what she was doing like I could.
We’ve decided to put a riser under the toilet and raise the bar to see if she can do it then. Grandma in her moment of fear and frustration said “I can’t live here.” Mom and I did not acknowledge it. After we had her back in the wheelchair we told her how great she did, and that we’re happy with her progress. We understand her frustration, but we’re going to keep making changes until she can do it.
Next attempt will be a week from today.