Thanks, guys, for putting me back on track when I get whiny! I tend to get a little overwrought about this sort of stuff. With any luck he'll be a great doctor. I was just really hoping for somebody who was going to be sticking around for a while, since the residents head off to other locales after three years. You all are right, though; I shouldn't knock the guy 'till I've met him.
Speaking of being silly-- I realized this morning that I forgot to declare the box of Oreos I included in Jer's last care package on the customs sheet. I now have a completely irrational fear that I will be fined and/or arrested for lying on a customs sheet. Either that or that the package will be blown up by a bomb squad due to the possible inclusion of "Terrorist Oreos." This would be a horrible waste of Oreos.
Today we went to go try out a few demo standers for Connor. I am sad to say that the two we looked at were definite no-gos-- they were pretty shoddily made and didn't really suit his needs. Looks like we'll be ordering all of his other necessary equipment first while we continue to look for a good stander. I'm disappointed, as it will mean a delay on the stander, but I'd rather get a good piece of equipment than settle for something that's going to need a whole lot of modification on the OT's part to make it decent. My theory is that if my insurance company is shelling out 3,000 bucks for a piece of equipment, it should probably not need to be taken completely apart and rebuilt from the frame up in order to work.
Here's some examples of standers, for those of you who aren't familiar with them.
Steve is going to try and get us a couple more demo models of other standers that might be better-- we sat down at a computer and scrounged up some others that seem to be worth a look. I'm really glad that we're able to look at demo models; not every company has them, but it's really really nice to be able to see what the piece of equipment looks like in three dimensions and to see how it would work with Connor.