Good luck with that mate.
Have you had any luck getting your mum into respite yet?
As poor as I say, the local NHS were good at helping my uncle, he's in his 50's but mental age of about 18 months, when my grandma had a stroke they also helped grandad with respite for her.
I doubt I'd get through & very much doubt I'd even get a telephone consultation if I rang now.
They only do same day appointments either in person or by phone for the doctor but do pre book for a nurse.
I need to ring them about some stronger painkillers for my knee but I only get low strength codiene because I've overdosed in the past. I've got my full medical records & it's no benzos.
I've had alcohol problems in the past but no drug abuse so I doubt they'd give me anything stronger even though my LFT etc is within normal parameters. It was pretty much four years since I had serious thoughts of suicide, if they gave me amitriptyline, as & when, I'd happily go to the pharmacy & take it supervised like they do with methodone.
The arthritis at present means standing on one leg to wash the dishes even with my prescription meds.
What Mum really needs is some rehabilitation to improve her mobility - just a little coordinated rehabilitation who improve her quality of life hugely and reduce her care needs significantly. Respite is a dirty word in this house.
I wish I had done an E-Consult as I would not be waiting all day for a call.
That could be Covid, the symptoms vary more now or it could be flu...
I had stabbing pains in my left shoulder and upper arm as well as those symptoms, no loss of taste
Tested and had Covid