Hey all, I wondered if I might have some advice/input here. For those of you who have read my posts you'll know that my father in law is making tremendous progress. Last night, he was even reading and trying to respond to an e mail from a friend.
It has always been the plan that he go to "The Wellington" which is apparently a fantastic neuro rehab centre. Everyone is excited for him to go, because as much as the staff have been wonderful at Barts, he's on a cardio ward and their experience and facilities for rehab is limited.
Since coming out of his artificial coma, my father in law has showed a lot of irritation and resistance. When he was first coming round he would "fight" the staff. When I say fight, no one has been injured, kicked, punched or injured.
Each day the aggression/frustration levels go down and he is less "fighty" than he has been. If the hospital want him to calm down, they call my mother in law who can generally get him to cooperate. Suffice it to say, he's been what the staff would call "a little difficult" but they all love him and come and see him on purpose and ask after him.
Last night a consultant told my mother in law that he "might not be able to go to the wellington because of his aggression/agitation" she was heart broken to hear this as it pivotal for his recovery and of course the waiting list for places elsewhere would be about 6 months at this point.
Am I right in thinking that this one consultant is probably full of s*** and that he/she is unnecessarily worrying my family? I feel the god complex thing is getting old with a lot of the consultants .they come in , upset everyone and are usually wrong anyway. So does anyone have any kind of experience with. Delay in rehab due to behaviour? Thank you.