Maureen landed a beauty last night and I expect to have a shiner this morning. She thought I was trying to force her to sleep with me and lashed out with venom making contact with the area around my left eye. Anybody who is aware of Maureen’s history will understand her fears about what can go on in the bedroom even when you are married!
It took lorazepam and two visits from the Night Patrol of our Care Agency before Maureen felt safe enough to sleep in her own home. I’m hoping that a quarter of a tablet will mean that she has a good rest and is still able to enjoy the fresh air she loves today.
It isn’t surprising that Maureen lost her bearings last night after a tiring day with far too many people here. At one stage we had five workmen here along with three relatives and a carer. The various comings and going throughout the day would have drained anyone.
If my shiner is as pronounced as I expect it to be will be I will tell Maureen I walked into a door. There is no way I want to remind her of the dreadful experiences that led to her lashing out last night: they are best forgotten. What I will refresh her memory of is the lovely time she had with her brother and a beautiful walk we had around the Boating Lake after another visit to McDonald’s. I might even take her for yet another Raspberry McFlurry today because we did ‘have a nice day’ but oh what a night!
Maureen is very confused this morning: at 8 am I will telephone Clee Medical Centre to request a home visit for a review of her physical health.