My poor Dad

My poor Dad

My Dad had a catastrophic SAH last August and is currently still in a rehab unit. He wasn't expected to survive but he did. He was in a coma for 3 weeks or so and when he was back with us he had no movement in his limbs at all. Gradually he regained use of his arms and has a little movement in his legs but he is unable to walk or do anything for himself. He did say the very odd word but unfortunately that has stopped.

The one thing he could do, after a period of time, was eat with assistance. He was about to be sent home to be cared or by his wife, with carers visiting daily.

However, over the past couple of weeks he has developed problems swallowing and following tests, we've been told he is deteriorating. He has developed diabetes, has a cyst on his kidney, a damaged lung ( which we think is due to the fact his feeding tube was inserted into his lung a while back) his lymph nodes are weak and he has started to develop Parkinson's disease.

Before this he had a business, more energy than most people half his age and was just starting to semi retire (not an easy thing for him, he loved his work!)

9 Replies

  • Feel sorry for ones who have to deal with loss of others.

    It does sound like endocrine failure to me.

  • sorry to hear that, my heart goes out to you all

  • Hi Lubilu, sorry to hear your dad isn't improving.

    I read all the blogs and sit for ages wishing I had the knoweldge to say the right words and make you and everyone on this site feel better, (again, i wish for that elusive magic wand) but all i can say is hang in there and stay strong through what has been and continues to be a difficult time. Bless you, him, and all family and friends. Take care :)

  • Sorry to thoughts and all my hope are with u.

  • Thinking of you and your family in this very difficult time. A x

  • Sweetheart, I'm so very sorry, myself like others wish we could do something to help.

    You have given your dad so much love & strength, thinking of you, love & hugs, Linda xx

  • Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that. I am thinking of you and send you all my love. C xx

  • Thinking of you all at this hard time. x

  • Thank you so much everyone. I know that there isn't much anyone can say but just being part of this community helps. Love to you all xx

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