Here is the house God provided for us! We are still amazed at how all of the details came together and how perfect the house is for our needs regarding Peter and seeking out live-in help. Recently, we were given a $1000 gift card to Home Depot and someone else volunteered their labor to create the bedroom addition we are planning for our live-in help. Now we just need someone to draw up the plans. So I’m sure there will be more pictures to come as we get more settled in and are able to set up our system for help.
For now, we wanted to share some pictures of Peter’s new bedroom and some of the favorite spots he enjoys in the house! Aside from the second story, the entire house is pretty much wheel chair accessible, including ramps.
This is the sun room, one of Peter’s favorite spots in the house! Our previous house didn’t have very many windows, and not really any that Peter could see out of, so it is a treat for Peter to be able to look out even when he can’t be outside. We do his therapy sessions in here, and you can also see his standing frame over on the right. One of the therapists said that Peter loves to look out of the window so much, that when they do therapy together he has to turn Peter away from the windows or Peter won’t pay attention!
This is Peter’s standing frame which holds him in a standing position.
Peter relaxing in the recliner just before dinner.
In Peter’s room we painted a chalkboard wall so we could write encouraging notes for him to see while he is in bed, as well as any care provider notes that need to be made. We then hung some of Peter’s art as well as other art that Peter grew up around that might stimulate memory and create a familiar environment for him.
This is a sculpture Peter made before his accident. We keep it close to put in his hands and stimulate his memory.
Peter’s room is so much bigger here at the new house, and it is so nice to have so much room for storing all of the medical supplies and move his wheel chair around!
This is the bed for whoever spends the night in Peter’s room taking care of him.
Peter now has his own wheel chair accessible bathroom and shower right off the bedroom. This gives more privacy for his care needs since it is not the main bathroom in the house.
Notes are posted on the door for Peter’s caretakers about his medical needs.
Even the backyard is wheelchair accessible! Peter loves to spend time on this patio. As you can see there is plenty of room for an addition to the house and we hope to be able to share more details about that as it comes together.
The next step will be finding people to live with us in exchange for helping with Peter’s care. Please pray this need will be filled soon! If anyone is interested, please contact us.