Hi everyone. This is my first post so forgive me if I start rambling.
My husband had his accident on July 2nd last year. Fell down the stairs and suffered tbi. Was in a coma for about 6 weeks and when he stay to come round contracted MRSA and was heavily medicated for another 6 weeks.
Finally got moved to rehab unit at the end of September and was then diagnosed with Hyrdocephalus. Recieved a vp shunt on the 5th November and finally started to make some progress.
The BI has effected his left side and he was just starting to get some movement back into his leg and arm. Was starting to get to he could have a simple conversation and was eating properly.
At the end of January this year started to show signs of hydrocephalus returning. I was told that he was fine and it was just the new medication he was taking!. Finally after arguing for around five weeks he saw the consultant who confirmed his shunt had stopped working.
He had a new one fitted on the 14th March and was sent back to rehab unit , where he was diagnosed with a UTI. So more antibiotics . Now he is over the infection and it is quite obvious that this shunt isn't working properly. The doctors at the rehab unit have confirmed this and have contacted the hospital that have done his previous surgery only to be told that they can't see him until the 12th of this month!!. Meanwhile he's lying there again, unable to communicate and constantly feeling sick.
Does anyone else have any experience of these kind of problems concerning shunts?. His consultant told me when the first one was fitted that they very rarely go errand he probably wouldn't need mess with again for years.
Feeling really frustrated as he's been in rehab for 6 months now and it feels like we are back to square one.
Thanks for reading all the way through. Feel much better now it's down in black and white.