i need advice/guidance on how or what would work best for someone who’s ALS is to the point she can no longer use her limbs. her husband wants to do a short trip approx. 4+ miles in the deleware river from ConAgra to Easton . the main point is to let her get legs and feet wet . suggestions and examples would be most greatly appreciated
Fishing float tube?
Can she swim, or at least float comfortably?
My first thought was a fishing tube with a seat, because she couldn’t fall out: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp;jsessionid=OGHJHVYF5G0NBLAQBBICCOVMCAEFCIWE?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=perf&id=0035968318844a&navCount=0&podId=0035968&parentId=cat360010&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IJ&rid=0180101070502&parentType=index&indexId=cat360010&hasJS=true
Being more upright might increase the risk of foot entrapment – maybe small ankle floats so she could relax with her feet out in front of her?
Put a good life jacket on her and let her in the water.
A good PFD
that will keep her head afloat, especially if she has weak or non existant neck muscles. And those inflatable pool floats that children use on their arms, water wings I think they are called on her arms and feet. I am an RN and there are a few things that bear discussion, but not on a public forum. You can email me if you like.