Mum had a home visit by the GP 10 days ago. I was quite anxious as she seemed to have got alot worse and her breathing seemed laboured. It turned out she had both a water infection and a slight chest infection. The GP has re-referred us back to the Mental Health Assessment Centre and we have an appointment tomorrow. The GP wants to start Mum on anti-psychotic drugs but we have to see a Mental Health specialist before these can be prescribed.
I have also been in touch with Social Services to see if Mum can attend the Day Centre for a third day and to find out details about how to arrange respite care. Respite seems a scary step to take but I think will become necessary very soon. As usual Social Services are taking their time to get back to me!
On a better note, I gave Mum her Lorazapam tablet a bit late one evening by accident and she slept like a log. I told the GP about this and she said as it hadn’t worked to settle her in the evening, just carry on using it to help her sleep. So at least I am getting a better sleep again.