Maureen often asks me: ‘what’s the plan Action Man?’ So I took on the mantel yesterday in an attempt to move things in a positive direction.
Once it was confirmed that Maureen had a UTI I encouraged the Practice Nurse to outline a formula for recovery:
- Antibiotics to be taken for a week.
- Eight glasses of water to be drunk daily.
- A shower or a bath to be taken three times a week
This formula complemented our early morning pledge:
- To sleep together in the marital bed at night.
Girl Monday morning also gave me some much-needed coaching:
- To stop giving Maureen options as she can no longer make choices.
The support we received from professional staff yesterday was of a really high standard. Early in the morning, a Duty Officer from Social Services contacted me as our Key Worker was not working. Within a short period of time, she managed to secure and arrange two-hour afternoon carer sits for the remainder of the week. The added bonus being that this additional support would be with known faces. Throughout the day other professional staff weighed in with support and advice.
It will take a couple of days before Maureen’s medication starts to kick in. With luck, things will then move in a positive direction – providing ‘Action Man’ remains well enough to deliver the goods!