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devientenigma Wed 16-Jan-13 08:44:06

As I have my 12yo DS 24/7 with him not in school, the only break I get is from 11ish today when my mam will have him and DH picks him up on the way in from work.

Anyway DS can't/won't wear clothes so I can't defrost the car with him in it, he is also coughing and barking, suffers recurrent silent pneumonia and has a heart condition. I can't defrost the car leaving him indoors alone as he has no sense of danger and needs constant supervision.

DH said he would come home in his half an hour dinner to take him, which means he misses his dinner. DH is diabetic.

DH has since took the car to work and the wheelchair is in the car, so can't even attempt a bus journey which may not have happened given DS's refusal of many things.

Any more suggestions welcome, TIA x

trofeewife Wed 16-Jan-13 08:45:12

how far is your mum? Can she come to you?

devientenigma Wed 16-Jan-13 08:50:33

she's about 10 mins away. She would only come to me if I went to get her, which then ends up similar to above. Plus we don't get on.

Handywoman Wed 16-Jan-13 08:58:33

is there a neighbour or good friend nearby who can defrost your car? x

devientenigma Wed 16-Jan-13 09:02:55

you know handywoman, theres not, brings our whole life to the forefront in how isolated we are. Plus DH now has my car at work and his is unsuitable for DS.

trofeewife Wed 16-Jan-13 09:42:57

can you wrap a couple of quilts around him? have a sandwich ready for dh. sounds really stressful. <tis corny on a name change btw>

Icedcakeandflower Wed 16-Jan-13 09:54:42

could you send a taxi for your mum?

Badvoc Wed 16-Jan-13 10:06:49

Was going to suggest a taxi...

Catsdontcare Wed 16-Jan-13 10:25:34

Could you run out turn the car engine on and turn the heaters on full blast and the go back inside for ten minutes whilst it defrosts? (This is what I do although only out of laziness not necessity!)

Ineedmorepatience Wed 16-Jan-13 11:12:50

I was going to suggest the same as cats.

I have a spare car key. I run out, start the car, lock it with the spare key and leave it running with the heaters on.

I do lurk by the window though even though it is locked.

Do you have a spare key?

Otherwise the duvet sounds like a plan.

Good luck

devientenigma Wed 16-Jan-13 11:22:39

Thanks everyone.

As DH had already took my car to work and his is unsuitable for DS the plan is: to have DS ready to grab with a sandwich, he will drop off and eat.

I do have a spare key but it's on DH's keyring for when he uses the car. I tell him off for doing that with the heaters lol......your at risk of your car being nicked !! so be warned grin

Ineedmorepatience Wed 16-Jan-13 11:34:31

Thats why I lock mine with the spare key.

Glad you are sorted, I cant believe how cold it is today. brrrrr

devientenigma Wed 16-Jan-13 11:52:09

Be aware of them smashing the window to gain access Ineed

I have the heating on and haven't been out.

DH can't have a sandwich as I have nothing to put in it, oops blush

trofeewife Wed 16-Jan-13 20:40:40

did you find a solution in the end?

nennypops Wed 16-Jan-13 20:43:19

Do you get any help from social services, or home tuition as DS isn't in school"

devientenigma Wed 16-Jan-13 21:26:18

yeah I just waited for DH to take him down, had nothing in to make a sandwich so probably grabbed a cuppa soup at break.

yes nenny, social services are involved, care package needs tweaked and individualized as whats available doesn't suit. In fact he's meant to be in respite now but he's refused to leave the house.

He also gets home tuition but it takes the 2 of us so no respite there either.

mariammama Wed 16-Jan-13 21:44:35

clamp and steering wheel lock

mariammama Wed 16-Jan-13 21:50:33

Could you keep something like this in the car permanently? With holes cut in for his seatbelt like a buggy cosytoes. Perhaps with velcro closures instead of zip (quicker) and initially just as a seat cover, then gradually working towards closing it.

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