Mam has alzheimer's and we are in the process of filling in the forms to get deputyship over her health and welfare. This has been a lengthy business because of the complexity of the forms and both my son and my Mam becoming ill. Mam has a rectal prolapse and needs major surgery. Her consultant is unwilling to carry this out as he does not believe that she can give consent. In the mean time they are planning to send her home and have a nurse come in every morning to put everything back into place. It will come out again through the day and, although the consultant says that this will not be painful, I think it will be. We are now rushing through the forms as the Court of Protection says that they could be put through as an emergency, although I'm not holding my breath. This is something that I would not have thought to put on the application anyway. I also have a telephone consultation with her GP tomorrow to see if she can help. Does anyone have any other advice?