Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

Back to Salisbury for routine check up

Cushion reset and back in the chair

Cushion reset and back in the chair

Rob had to make an early start on Thursday last week to return to Salisbury for his routine check up- start at 6am, leave by 8.30am and finally back home at 7pm. It was a long day which went well until on getting back home it was found that the care team had run out of the saline for nebulisation – not great following a long hot day to need to call in paramedics at 11pm for stock control! Rob was amazed that his two room mates in Salisbury were still there and so felt lucky that he had managed to get out so quickly.
The weekend made everyone realise just how unforgiving Rob’s situation is – there was a problem with his Starlock air cushion as its special air locking device was inadvertently opened.That meant that Rob needed his cushion to be reset – the attempt failed as on checking after one hour of sitting on it Rob had a pressure sore that confined him to bed for the rest of the weekend.Plans for time with family over from the States had to change –  at least the semi finals of the super rugby were on and then with the lap top placed over the bed Rob set to continuing to sort various programmes and setting up his phone. A call to wheelchair services got help on the Monday morning to reset the cushion and provide the very needed training session for the care team!