Sorry you are having these "problems".
But...if I may interject....
I have been dx'ed for 20 years. And for the first 15 years of my MS life, no one could tell I was a MS patient. But....things started to change @ 5 years ago.
Bought my first cane. Helpful. Then had to go to walker. Then a wheeled walker.
And each progression of new equipment, I would kinda sigh...but...
You are going to the zoo with a youngster? She will be SO excitedm to be there...she'll be RUNNING from animal to animal..wanting to make sure you saw this animal....
The apprehensions you are having are self imposed.
What would be more important to your little girl?
To have you there with walking aids or not. Of course.
I just took delivery of my electric wheelchair a month ago. A whole new world. The risk of me falling? Gone. The EMS guys I had to call to put me back on my feet knew me by first name.
Have you had a talk about your condition with your daughter? Does not sound like it. You know, I think MS society has brocures about talking to your children about your (our) disease.
Taking a walker to the Zoo? I am tired just thinking about it.
You know, it is a whole new world in that respect. Don't you see electric carts available for use in big supermarkets? Maybe call zoo to what they might have, help. I'll bet you would be surprised.
NOW GO ENJOY THE ZOO!!! What is your daughters favorie animal?
I might have given you more that you asked for here...but we were all pooped on by this MS thing. We deserve any aid we can get.
Right everyone? Happy in his electric wheelchair, John