Thought I would send an update on Dad. He never got to the neurologist due to having a fall on the same day. He was taken in to hospital where he remains now. The have done mri scan and confirmed he has not had a stroke however nothing else has shown up. They do not think it is Parkinson’s as his tremors worsen when doing something. He saw the neurologist on Monday where he asked him to walk and he fell (thankfully onto his bed. Neurologist did not think it was Parkinson’s. I wasn’t there but presume his shuffle and gait had gone? They looked at Parkinson’s plus but have so far ruled out PSP as his coordination and eye movements are good. The confusion WAS caused by a water infection which was a relief. They will not allow him out of the hospital until he can walk. He still needs a frame and assistance of two nurses. They do not know what is wrong and just have to see how he progresses. Mum is totally shattered with visits to hospital twice per day but she will not leave him. I phoned her OT yesterday to be told her case was closed on 2nd Feb, totally fuming as have to go through dr for another re referral.
My main concern at the moment is when dad comes home. I have been sleeping with Mum on a night as she needs assistance getting out of bed and using commode. Dad can not do this when he is home and I’m desperately worried he will still try and end up falling again. I will give him a bell to ring but knowing him he will only use it once he has attempted to help and realises he can’t. I want him home ASAP as will help with both Mum and dads emotional well being but worry how I will cope with them both. Yet another hurdle to overcome and sure there will be many more. Wishing you all well and thank you for all the advice you gave xx