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Need some help from Foosters
Today I visited a friend in the hospital. He's in a pretty serious fight for his life right now battling severe pancreatitis. He's been in the ICU for about 5 months so far, with no real improvement. It's only now that they're allowing friends to visit to hopefully boost his spirits. Up till now it's been family only.
Long story short, he has no easy method of communicating with visitors. He has a Tracheostomy breathing tube in his throat so he can't speak, and his hands are too shaky and weak to write legibly ... although I was able to read a couple of words. I was thinking there has to be a tablet-like device which has a extra large keyboard for him to use. I'm sure he'll be able to tap out words easier than writing. Does anyone know of a device that would work for this? I know tablets come with a stylus to write with, however I'm hoping the screen can be used as a keyboard as well. Preferably with the keyboard taking up most of the screen.
I appreciate your guy's help. This friend is very important to me and I want to try to make things a bit easier for him.