So my Dad has been in hospital 7 weeks, 6 of which have been in ICU after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. He also has a stoma after some of his large bowel died and he later developed pneumonia from ventilator. Now he is on medical ward but not mobile and with alot of muscle wasting. I am worried because when i talked to him last night he mentioned about asking to be discharged within next week. I cannot see how this would be possible. I have offered to stay with him for a while but I have no experience of helping someone with the severe issues he has. He also doesn't seem to want to talk about stoma but will need to learn how to take care of it, empty bag etc.. He still has a catheter in and nurse said that his bladder will be a bit lazy when it does come out so that will be a further issue he will have to cope with.
Has anyone experienced going home with minimal to no mobility? I have heard the odd nurse mention rehab which i assume focuses on mobility. I really do not think he should be going home any time soon so perhaps a rehab facility will be an option in a week or so provided he is a little stronger and is managing stoma and bladder.