My daughter has an appointment next week to be fitted for a gait trainer. As you know, they are incredibly expensive. In brief, my question is where can i find a cheap one, or a loaner?
Long version, they are looking at a $2500 one for Pietra. I know AALD (?) will pay for 75% and i can claim the rest through my health spending account. Sounds great except for the fact that because government approvas take so long it will be a minimum of 6 weeks and up to 3 months before we get the trainer. She cannot wait that long. Her mode of transportation right now is bum scooting which kills her legs (scratches, splinters, bruises, carpet burn, can't wear pants 'cause it's been 25-30 degrees). The other way she gets around is by walking and us holding her either under her arms (our poor backs!) or holding her hands (her poor shoulders, wrists!) and she just wants to walk all day long. We need this thing NOW. If I pay out of pocket I can get it in 2-3 weeks (and no the government won't reimburse me).