Painstaking process just to get in the door
FRONT WHEELS UP
David takes a deep breath and slowly raises the front of his walker onto the step. It’s tricky as he must balance his weight on the rear wheels. If he gets it wrong, he could slip backwards and split his head open like he did in May.
ONE FOOT UP FIRST
The steps are too narrow for the walker, so he has to drag one foot, then the other onto the step, leaving him balanced precariously. On the video from which these stills are taken, you can hear his mother offering to stand behind him.
SUCCESS! TWO FEET UP
The determined little boy pushes on. He tries to step forward but the walker is blocked by the next step. He must then carefully lift the whole walker toward the next step, having to balance on his own momentarily.
ONE DOWN, THREE TO GO
David has negotiated the first step successfully but here are four steps so he must repeat the painstaking and dangerous process until he can get through the door into the single B&B room he shares with his family.