It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Stroke Message Board

  • a bit OT - gifts for the partially paralyzed

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-17-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
    lbb87's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2004
    Posts: 79
    lbb87 HB User
    a bit OT - gifts for the partially paralyzed

    My grandfather is partially paralyzed from a stroke. He only has use of one arm and one leg. So now he spends his time watching TV and sleeping where as before he was quite busy and active.

    Since he doesn't do anything, I have no idea what to get him for Christmas. He doesn't watch DVDs or listen to music. I'm pretty sure he can no longer read or write due to the stroke. He can't draw/paint anymore. I can't figure out what to get him. People get him things but he doesn't use them because it's too much of a hassle. He used to love taking pictures so he was given a digital camera to make it easier for him but he doesn't take pictures anymore.

    It doesn't do any good to give him a gift card because both him and my aunt will lose it. I once decided to make a coupon where I would do whatever he wanted me to do (like chores) anytime he wanted and he wouldn't have to feel guilty for asking me to do them. But that didn't work out so well.

    Any ideas?

    The only thing I can think of is a bag of food for his wild animals. They have a big piece of property and they have lots of birds, squirrels, and deer that eat there. He loves feeding them. He must have a zillion bird feeders out there.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    paralyzed diaphram harleymike Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 9 07-19-2010 09:03 PM
    collasped lung and paralyzed diaphram oldlady01 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 2 12-04-2007 07:41 AM
    Buying gifts for siblings - do you still do it? KeltoKel Relationship Health 25 05-08-2007 06:42 PM
    "You have so many extraordinary gifts - how can you expect to live an ordinary life?" NutshellNutter Bipolar Disorder 14 03-18-2007 04:59 AM
    In so much pain - ok to ask for my gifts back? BoardBabe Relationship Health 14 06-23-2006 01:20 PM
    paralyzed during waking? what is it? boaz Sleep Disorders 6 09-15-2004 11:20 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:14 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!