Fall in assessment unit

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by nannylondon, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
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    London
    Can things get any worse was leaving to visit Chris in assessment unit when I got a call to say he had a fall and had been taken to AE by ambulance set of for AS by the time I got there he had been taken back to unit phoned them this evening to see how he was to be told they were waiting for ambulance to take him back to A&E as they think there is something wrong with the way he is moving I don't know what to do if I go to A&E will it confuse him even more he has got nurse from unit with him I don't want to go and find he isn't there I don't drive and don't want spend the night stuck there am I being selfish
     
  2. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,470
    leicester
    NO! you are not being selfish, if he has one to one care he is safe and will looked after, the fact that you don't drive is a big issue at this time of the day.

    So long as you can get regular updates to put your mind at rest, all I can suggest is to wait until you know just what is happening.
     
  3. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
    2,475
    London
    Thanks for advice I think I just wanted reassurance that I was doing the right thing my brain is still in shock after the problems of last few months
     
  4. mabbs

    mabbs Registered User

    Dec 1, 2014
    238
    Lancashire
    hi nannylondon, I expect you are feeling anxious, and unsure, I know I would be, I spent 6 hours in a&E with Phil a while back, all it did was cause me a lot of stress, and not help him one bit, so I would agree with nellbelles, try not to stress out and remain at home and get an update when you can from the unit, if he has a nurse with him, he will be well looked after, you will do him more good if you are fresh and well tomorrow.

    Ring the unit and ask them to keep you posted. xx
     
  5. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Of course not, love. I had a similar thing on Sunday and couldn't raise anyone on the phone. Kept trying for hours with no joy. It takes me a train and a bus to get to local hospital from my home. The hassle could have been sorted within two hours, but it had to take a couple of days instead...

    No mad dashing for me until I could get hold of someone and have a sensible, informative chat. I can only make up my mind what to do after that has happened.

    I didn't get to visit hubby until two days later, (groan), but those who cared for him did everything properly, and he was in very good nick when I saw him.

    Take your time. Catch up by phone first, then decide whether to travel or not.

    Much love to you, xxxxx
     
  6. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    Really feel for you, nannylondon and hope that things improve soon. Your poor man must be wondering what's happening too.
     
  7. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
    2,475
    London
    Chris had concussion

    Thanks Chuggalug have seen Chris today he had concussion had very nasty lump on his forehead he has gone back to assessment unit this evening poor love didn't know what was happening xx
     
  8. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
    2,475
    London
    Thanks did manage to get updates and went and saw him in hospital today he has gone back to assessment unit this evening thanks for your kindness
     
  9. nannylondon

    nannylondon Registered User

    Apr 7, 2014
    2,475
    London
    update on Chris

    Hi Chris is still in assessment unit fall has set him back a bit but still walking about all the time not sleeping for more than a hour at a time at each visit he seems worse I am heart broken doesn't really recognise me or my son other son with baby who had meningitis hasn't been to visit as he has got his hands full at home little Toby who is still improving I am finding it hard to realize that Chris won't be coming home but realise I couldn't manage to keep him safe he is still having 1-1 day and night oh how I hate this disease it robs us of our loved ones too early
     
  10. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Oof, bet that must have hurt :( Just caught your message, nannylondon. Hope things have improved by now?
     
  11. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Really sorry to read this. I so feel for you.
     
  12. mabbs

    mabbs Registered User

    Dec 1, 2014
    238
    Lancashire
    hi nannylondon, so sorry for what you are going through, my thoughts are with you, and Chris, do hope he settles again soon. Sandra
     
  13. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,540
    Ireland
    Sorry to hear - hope things settle down soon. Hope the little boy is better soon too - that must have been a terrible worry, on top of your husband's condition! Time for a little tlc for you!
     

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