Guest ianwells Posted August 21, 2007 Share Posted August 21, 2007 Hi all, not sure where to start and if its the right approach but here goes anyway.....About 3 to 4 months ago my mum of 67 years suffered a burst aneurism(sah) and after surgeons did all the checks she had it coiled, after the surgery all was 100% ok until 7 days later when a second one of the 3 they had found burst! again into surgery but this time the only way was to clip it and they also choose to clip the third as a precaution i guess. anyway after what has felt like an emotional roller coaster (as many know) she came through it all. For a short time she didnt even recognised her close family and wasnt responding to request of movement, dates, time, where she was etc but as time as passed she appears to have made a very good recovery if not excellent for what she has been through. After a spell at Hope Hospital (approx 4/6 weeks) she was transfered to the Royal Oldham Hospital to the Stroke ward for rehab, rehab hmmm!!!! during her stay we (my sister and I) found it hard to figure out what rehab she was actually getting if any! After around 4 weeks of her stay rehab by way of physio (to what degree we do not know) started and after OT spoke to us everything seemed positive, she was making excellent progress with walking and they would start fitting grab bars and rails at home for her assistance. Thing seems so great that she would be home and well apart from some confusion and memory probs but we all felt and saw this was improving. 3 weeks into the rehab we was called into a meeting by the OT to be told now she was not improving as they first informed us and basically told us there was nothing else they could do!!! We was gobsmacked and looked at each other in disbelief, we was then told that a social worker would see us to get her moved from the hospital. We had no idea what was going on, we met with him and after a long confusing meeting was under the impression that she would be moved into care and would get the physio etc that she needed to aid her recovery, a little more later on why she could not return home to her husband. Everything moved so fast and she was placed only to find that all was not as it seemed. there is two wings in the place she went and the wing she was on does none of the requirements we all think she needs for her recovery, this is our problem! we have tried so hard and discussed with everyone around including doctors, Neuro consultant, staff on wing who all say she is improving and she should be on the intermediate wing so she can benefit from the help she needs to get her mobile only to be stopped in our tracks by an assesment from certain physio's over a weeks period to be told by them that she wont get any better so they wont move her. We need some help on this point and wonder if anyone as encountered a similar situation or anyone knows which direction we can go, we just cant believe that physio's can basically stop her even getting a chance, please help if you can. I will discuss further after any replies, i know some parts may seem vague but i feel this is long enough for now..many many thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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