Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

A night in the flat

Having passed the risk assessment it was off to the flat for the night. Almost needed a removal van to take all the equipment needed but it was well worth it. Rob really enjoyed being able to watch a meal being prepared, Toad in the Hole with onion gravy was ordered so Dad set to work – as he watched Rob said “This is great but as you know I would like to help”

Toad in the kitchen

Toad in the kitchen

After supper it was time to watch more episodes of Breaking Bad on a big screen telly in the comfort of the lounge.

Come on - time to watch Breaking Bad

Come on – time to watch Breaking Bad

The early part of the morning had to be spent in bed as Rob’s wheelchair was taken away by Medical Engineering to make the ventilator tray safe for Rob to borrow the chair at home.No problem – that meant that Dad was on duty for full English breakfast served to Rob in bed, and as there was time “seconds please”! It was great to get off the ward and spend time with family and carers in preparation for the move home. The nursing staff kept their distance and sat quietly outside the flat though in the morning did venture in to help with the washing up- not sure where that is in the job description of an ICU agency nurse!

Full English please

Full English please