Eventful week.

Prague09

Registered User
Jul 22, 2008
174
essex
On his 10th day in his care home, Dad had a nasty fall breaking his jaw. He was sent to an out of area hospital for specialist treatment/ surgery to install pate and screws. He was sent back to the home the day after after surgery. He was unable to take fluids/solids/medication.
The next day after much ado (we all know how we have to fight when dealing with dementia) he was admitted to our local hosp. with water retention and dehydration. He was pretty poorly. Ward rang me early am yesterday to advise that he was un- responsive.

Yesterday afternoon we turned the corner and my brother and I managed to get 2 small beakers of fluid into him and my sister in Law managed to getsome yougurt down him. Today he is much better and is alert again. Just thought I would share this with you. Prague 09
 

Vonny

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Feb 3, 2009
4,577
Telford
Hi Prague,

What a trauma. It's interesting to note that it was you and family who managed to get some fluids inside him. My GP warned me that hospitals aren't geared up for dementia patients, when advising how disastrous it would be for mum to have a bad fall.

So glad he's responding...wishing you and all your family the best of luck

Vonny xxx
 

Helen33

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Jul 20, 2008
14,697
Hello Prague

I am so sorry that your dad has had to go through all this but am glad that you have managed to get some fluids into him and that he is responding.

I bet you feel like you've been pulled through the mill and I hope that you will like these.

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Love
 

Scottie45

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Jan 25, 2009
1,409
CoAntrim
Hi Prague

So sorry to hear about your dad,hope he keeps turning that corner,Vonny is right when she says that hospitals don,t know how to cope with dementia patents.Hope your dad makes a good recoverey.Marian x
 

Prague09

Registered User
Jul 22, 2008
174
essex
Thank You

Thank You all for your good wishes. Consultant says that he will need to keep his cathetar in long term other wise it means further surgery......no way. Prague 09.