I was out shopping with Fat Sister and King Russell this afternoon when I started to have a ‘ticcing fit’. We were in the street and I was in my chair. My body arched up and my head was tipping over the backrest, which was all very uncomfortable.
King Russell and Fat Sister took a team approach to keeping me safe. King Russell positioned himself behind my head to prevent it going any further back or hitting the handles of the chair, while Fat Sister sat on me, forcing my body back down into the seat.
The result was two-fold: first, I was safer and more comfortable, and second we got a lot of strange looks from passers-by.
When the fit was over Fat Sister declared the intervention a success and officially named it the ‘Wheelchair Sandwich.’ It was undeniably effective but I don’t imagine there’ll be a rush to update any manual-handling guidelines to include this unusual new procedure.