Hi everyone. My Dad has been in ITU for 6 weeks after suffering a ruptured aneurysm and then bowel ischaemia during the repair surgery. He developed pneumonia and renal failure also but both seem to have improved now. He got his trach tube out today and is managing fine and will be getting moved in next day or so to HDU briefly and then general ward. However, I am very worried about the standard of care he will receive in general ward. He can barely move by himself in bed and is very weak and hasn't been in any way mobile. I have been reading of other's negative experiences and my worry is made so much worse by the covid-19 pandemic and hospital visits being banned now. I cannot bear the thought of him spending hours not getting the help he needs such as help to the loo, help with eating and bathing etc.
I am just hoping that some of you folks can offer any words of wisdom and I am very sorry for everyone's health troubles and not being able to visit loved ones in hospital amid pandemic.