Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Some news

Things are going from bad to worse, dad's 3 breaks in his femur are healing well and the orthopaedic Dr's are so pleased with dad's progress regarding healing etc.
But the Geriatric Dr's say that dad needs to be sent to the delirium unit today, the reason for dad's move is because dad's been very confused we have been telling the staff about this for days and days.
Dad 's chest was rattling and he was coughing but could not get the mucus up, we asked for a Dr to give dad some antibiotics but the Dr had gone so it will be tomoro. Dad was in and out of sleep all the time today and a good friend of dad's called in to see him but dad did not have a clue who he was but we are so glad that you came.
Dad is now in the delirium unit still at Sir Charles Gardner Hospital and it was a bit of a shock this unit is a secure place, dad just slept all the time so we wondered if they had changed  any of his medication so we asked if they were giving dad any medication that was causing him to sleep so much.
They said that dad is only on 2 lots of medication one to stop blood clots and panadol, i asked if we could have a MRI scan done to see what damage these mini strokes have done but the Dr was not available so made an appointment to meet with these new Drs tomoro.
So Jo and i will go meet with the Drs tomoro and find out what is going on with dad, and i hope that they can answer all the questions i need to ask.
Thanks you for all the good wishes, take care
Luv Paula


Clare said...

Oh darl i am so sorry that you are going through all of this hassle to find answers. I do hope that tomorrow will be a better day and you will find the answers to all of your questions. So glad your Dads breaks are healing well though, that is some good news. Paula can i just ask, is it really called the "delirium unit?" i just have to ask.
Thankyou for keeping us updated hun. Love and hugs to you and your dad. Take care and keep us posted. Hugs Clare xxx

Carol said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad Paula...you feel so helpless in these situations don't you....I missed you and Jo on Sunday...hope to see you both soon :)

Carol x
p.s. I am in LOVE with your Bertie!!! he's gorgeous!

The twins mum said...

I have my fingers, toes eyebrows and everything else crossed for you all. I do hope they are able to give you some answers.
Take care