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sdmhred

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I wonder if the hospital has a young adult team? It’s a tough age as he’s too old for the kids stuff but far too young compared to everyone else…..my sister works as a kids play specialist in a London hospital helping to settle the children.
 

jennifer1967

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I wonder if the hospital has a young adult team? It’s a tough age as he’s too old for the kids stuff but far too young compared to everyone else…..my sister works as a kids play specialist in a London hospital helping to settle the children.
im not sure. he is on a adult ward and is by a long way the youngest patient there. because he is 18, hes classed as an adult but he has ADHD. i will ask his parents about it tomorrow. there was a debate years ago as to where to place teenagers.
 

jennifer1967

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my grandson is still ion hospital. he had a 45 minute MRI yesterday and a lumbar puncture today. he really is going through the hoop. its just scary hearing it.
 

GillP

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my grandson is still ion hospital. he had a 45 minute MRI yesterday and a lumbar puncture today. he really is going through the hoop. its just scary hearing it.
Thinking of you all. Hope the results are available and treatment commences soon.
 

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I meant to tell you Jennifer I asked my sister about your grandson. She said check whether the hospital can facilitate some age appropriate support. Her hospital childrens now supports up to 21’s. I think the team Will have age appropriate entertainment and staff for him to spend time with and help him understand his condition. I’m guessing PALS may be a good place to enquire.
 

jennifer1967

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thank you, hes teary and just wants to go home now. weve all been cheering him up but hes never experienced hospitals so is a very big deal for him. i feel for my son and d-i-l in all this as well as well as his siblings. its like ripples.
 

jennifer1967

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I meant to tell you Jennifer I asked my sister about your grandson. She said check whether the hospital can facilitate some age appropriate support. Her hospital childrens now supports up to 21’s. I think the team Will have age appropriate entertainment and staff for him to spend time with and help him understand his condition. I’m guessing PALS may be a good place to enquire.
thank you, i will tell his parents and see if we have something like that at our hospital. its a big hospital with lots of different depts.
 

jennifer1967

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Dear @jennifer1967,

How's your grandson been today? I hope you're all okay.

MaNaAk
hes still in hospital. some of the results have come back fine. waiting for neurologist and spinal specialist to go and see him. obviously they are not on duty on a weekend.
with my younger son coming this week, im at my limit im afraid. feel like curling up and crying.
 

jennifer1967

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a good news in that my grandson has been discharged from the hospital with an outpatient appt. they dont know why he is walking funny. the tests have come back clear. they did say he has a bulging disc but it wasnt bad enough to cause the problems in his legs. he says they still feel like jelly and dont belong to him. at least hes home.
 

GillP

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Good news that your Grandson is home. Hoping they can find the cause of his problem. Thinking of you all.