1. Prague09

    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
     
  2. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Sorry to read that, also how poorly your father becoming now.

    Wishing your father more better days.

    Hope your coping emotional xx
     
  3. Vonny

    Vonny Registered User

    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
     
  4. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    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.

    View attachment Baskets.bmp

    Love
     
  5. living in hope

    living in hope Registered User

    Dec 14, 2008
    552
    yorkshire
    Hi
    Hope your dad continues to improve, with all my best wishes
    Lorraine
     
  6. Scottie45

    Scottie45 Registered User

    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
     
  7. Prague09

    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.
     

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