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Surgical Complications was posted 01/12/2019 07:23 am by Mother In Law Needs Help
E-mail Address: Sjlevine@hotmail.com

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Suggestions needed. My mother in law had a Whipple done on 11/29/18 & she remains in the hospital with numerous complications. Respiratory complications (needs breathing treatments & suctioning), HTN, uncontrolled glucose, confusion, UTI, NG tube, surgical drains, ulcer, doesn't get out of bed except to be put in a chair, no PT/OT, she remains NPO & has dry mouth & lips, vomits frequently (even with NG tube & drains), on TPN (which supposedly is the reason for her hemoglobin to drop from 10 to 6), failed a swallow test, stares at a spot on the wall, blinks infrequently, doesn't speak often & doesn't really make sense when she does speak, weak and wants to sleep all the time. My request for psych consult was denied, CT scan of brain was clear so my request for Neuro consult was denied. I'm very concerned about the constant draining of the gastric fluid, the frequent vomiting & Neuro symptoms that I do not believe are due to sundowning. Any advice on how to treat her symptoms & improve her overall quality quality of life? She has Stage 3 PC. THANK YOU.

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