I am wondering if anyone can help. OH, with longstanding Az and vas dem, is in hospital to have a vein graft to combat poor circulation caused by intermittent claudication. His surgeon phoned at 08:20 to say OH wanted me there to explain to him what was going to happen. As if we haven't talked it over several times! Then the surgeon said they would inspect his toe, which has an ulcer, under anaesthetic ( he's having an epidural) and if they couldn't save it, they would remove the toe. Was that OK with me?
Flabbergasted. I know the toe is bad, but.....Questions are:
How would an 81 y o dementia patient cope without a toe?
How is he going to be after op?
I will say that he was in hospital last month for stents in arteries in groin and he came home so much worse, not eating, not drinking, constipated, Alzheimer's stepped forward, grumpy, etc etc. you know the score!