Hi, this is my first post here so not sure where to start.
My husband was run over and trapped under a Land rover early February . Was airlifted to Addenbrooks with skull fractures, fractured C2, T6, 6 ribs, pelvis, compromised and open ankle, collarbone and multiple facial fractures.
He is recovering well and with a back and cervical brace can now spend time in a wheelchair. Cannot weight bear so no walking yet.
He can be aggressive and irritable, especially if fobbed.
Latest x ray was good, so doctor suddenly says "Do you want to go home tomorrow ?".
He is no where near ready physio wise, rehab was delayed waiting for brace. Can't even transfer out of bed alone let alone get to a loo or up any stairs.
I really want him home but am terrified we will not cope, especially as I have to work.
I even had a panic attack when I accidentally deleted my first attempt to write this post.
Do doctors tend to blurt these things out unannounced.
We have a meeting on Friday and am hoping for a little clarity, though realise I am probably going to be disappointed on that score.
What normally happens with discharge ?
Will any help be offered ?
With the brace, I can't put it on at 5.45 and expect him to tolerate it till 1pm, or leave him in bed the whole time.
Does anyone else recall these problems in the early days?