My wife had a brain haemorrhage, leaving her quite profoundly disabled. We also have a young son - he's just turned three.
What family holidays can you suggest we might be able to enjoy - both now and in the years to come?
We live in the UK and used to love visiting old cities in Europe. We also liked walking in forests and mountains, and enjoyed snowboarding.
For reference, the pertinent aspects of my wife's disabilities are as follows:
- She's a wheelchair user, and her wheelchair is slightly longer than a standard one.
- Her only real movement is in one arm, so she's totally dependent on others for mobility. She doesn't have a powered chair at the moment, but might get one in future. For now, I'm pushing her everywhere.
- She tires easily.
- She is almost completely unable to communicate, though this is improving slowly. However, she still understands perfectly what's going on around her.
- She's still her old self on the inside: all her memories, emotions, likes and dislikes are intact.
Our son is a typical three-year-old boy and enjoys all the things you'd expect. He's better-behaved than average though, which might be in our favour.