chessie Posted May 8, 2022 Share Posted May 8, 2022 Going from bad to worse. Having fallen out of his hospital bed and broken his hip bone, OH has had an op to repair it. Two screws through top of femur. Due to the drugs (sedation), I haven't been able to have a close look at him. I did so on Friday. He has broken two of his natural lower jaw front teeth. They have sheared off at the gum line, and look painful, and messy - but no longer bleeding. Because of this gap in his teeth, he dribbles a bit, is unable to drink properly, and his speech is not as clear as normal. He has been strapped into his bed, or strapped into a chair. He has received little physiotherapy, despite the op on Monday - he has been confined - to lying in bed, or sitting; he has not been allowed to walk, aided, to the toilet. It has been recommended that he go into a nursing home for 6 weeks 'rehab' - in a b---y nursing home - rather than having proper physio in rehab......... I couldn't find the surgeon to ask him about the op, or to see his x-rays - nothing, just usual bland reassurance from nursing staff that '..the op went very well'. But the hospital were quick to send a social worker wanting all our financial details to ensure we could pay for his nursing care; forget the medical side - get the money details....... scream, scream, scream............... That's one problem I'm facing - he needs rehab - not nursing. He's been fit, healthy and active and has no medical problems. But I need to ensure he receives some kind of dental treatment for the two teeth that he has lost, when he fell , in hospital, from his hospital bed. Can I ask that he has an x-ray on his jaw - he has his moth open most of the time - which is not normal for him, and he has talked about it hurting to eat. What are my rights in insisting that his jaw is x-rayed ? This is a very important point - What rights do I have in asking for further tests ? Do I have any - or is it a case of 'the doctor knows best' - when I know from previous personal experience that they do not. I have checked the consultants at the Villeneuve hospital - there are no dental departments. How can I ensure that his gum injury is treated before he is discharged from hospital. He needs dental care - how can I ensure he receives it. Any advice please ? I am very concerned about his treatment; he was being given a drug for an illness he does not have, has never been tested for, and has never been diagnosed. One seizure, after a concussion, has become - after an emergency trip in the ambulance to '....he's epileptic, let's give him drugs for epilepsy......' That's malpractice - and I am not letting this go. But dental advice first please - anyone have any ideas how I can arrange this ? Thank you for the big shoulders - Chessie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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