- Mar 14, 2016
- Lost a loved one
Finally the VA signed the POs for the power wheel chair and an assistive speech device. Supposedly the assistive speech device has been sent. I emailed the vendor on the wheel chair to find out how long it is going to take and got no response as of yet. I'm wondering if it was a co-incidence that I lost my patience and emailed Secretary McDonald's office and within two hours I got a phone call from the Charleston VA prosthetic department saying that they issued both POs. I doubt that if someone from Washington had not contacted them, they would have bothered to tell me they issued the POs. Also someone from the VA came to talk to us about the housing grant. They want to put an addition on the back of our house. We have a two story house and even though we are getting a stair glide (eventually...VA did their part, waiting for the vendor on that one) we are not sure how long Tom will be able to use that as his core muscles are getting weaker. Anyone have an addition added on to their house and lived in it while that was going on? We have no close friends or relatives here that we could stay with and I'm not sure that Tom could withstand staying in a hotel (not to mention that would get expensive). The VA guy said it is easier to stay in the house when they are doing an addition than it is when they remodel.