Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

SOS phone call – but no blue lights

I thought that I would give it a go!

I thought that I would give it a go!

The track in to Bushy Grove

The track in to Bushy Grove

Rob decided to get some country air having got back early from University and so took a trip down into Bushy with his 2 carers and a nurse…. Then the phone call ” Dad, guess where I am stuck” ” I don’t know- in Bristol traffic?” ” No – in the middle of Bushy, but I got further than last time!”
Luckily I was at the equine hospital so went rushing down wondering what I would find ( didn’t feel it was appropriate to detour to get a camera).There was much laughter about the sight of Rob being stuck in the mud, wheels half sunk, and admiration for the spirit of “having a go”. Light was fading and so we had to get on and extract Rob and chair from his predicament – simply disengage the motor and use a bit of muscle! As well as the sense of adventure it gave the night shift something to do to get the chair back to its polished state!

University continues to go well as Rob gets to grips with his course and the writing of essays again. This week is reading week so no need for those 6am starts which can prove quite tiring.