2/24/24 - Update on My Husband

@LindaOHio (155283)
United States
February 24, 2024 1:36am CST
OMG - The nurse from the hospital finally called me back. She said they are giving my husband fluids and are treating him for a UTI. He complained that his hip hurt; so they took a scan. Turns out he has a fractured hip. The nurse said he was probably suffering while they were making him do physical therapy. OMG they will be doing surgery Monday or Tuesday. Hubs has a problem with anesthesia...he has trouble coming out of it; so I will have to make sure the doctor is aware of this. I will also have to sign papers to have the surgery done since my husband can't do it. I told the nurse about him losing 30 pounds in 3 weeks and wanted to make sure they were working on feeding him. I also mentioned that he was fine, driving, etc. 3 weeks ago...she was surprised. I had someone call me to ask if he would be having additional physical therapy after his release...what release? I don't see him getting released for a long time, if at all. His sister is coming in from Phoenix tonight to see him. I will have transport to the hospital and company while his surgery is done. Continued prayers and thoughts would be appreciated. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@LadyDuck (457193)
• Switzerland
24 Feb
I just cannot understand how they did not notice immediately that he had a fractured hip, unless he broke the hip when he fell several times at the rehab. I am horrified by how poorly he has been treated.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
24 Feb
He probably did fracture it at the rehab facility.
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@LadyDuck (457193)
• Switzerland
24 Feb
@LindaOHio This is also my opinion and it is a shame that they did not check to be sure he did not hurt himself.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
@LadyDuck He probably complained about his hip pain and he was ignored...or maybe he didn't complain.
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@MarieCoyle (28106)
24 Feb
I am not meaning to speak out of turn, but I rather hope the doctors evaluate his heart function thoroughly first,the 30% function needs to be considered before a surgery . I am glad you will be having the sister there. Surely, you will be able to be at the hospital more.
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@vandana7 (98687)
• India
24 Feb
I agree with that...UTI to be treated first...surgery...scares me...
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@MarieCoyle (28106)
24 Feb
@vandana7 Many dementia patients get UTI's a lot, it's a concern but at least treatable. No one likes surgery, but often it saves a life, so people opt for surgery.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
@MarieCoyle The surgery worries me too. He has so many health conditions to consider.
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@GardenGerty (157427)
• United States
24 Feb
My word!! When I worked in long term care if a patient began falling often, and did not make sense, possibly acted out the first thing they checked for was a UTI. And that broken hip! my heart hurts for him .
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Can a UTI cause someone to not make sense, etc. He's been severely dehydrated. Could that cause a UTI?
@Juliaacv (48595)
• Canada
24 Feb
I cannot even begin to imagine the emotions you are feeling right now. During the surgery they should be able to identify how long he has had the fracture. I hope that they can address everything he is experiencing. It turns out well that your sister-in-law is there with you through this ordeal.
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@Juliaacv (48595)
• Canada
25 Feb
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
26 Feb
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
I'm actually handling it better than I thought I would. What tears me up is when I visit him. That's when it really hits home.
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@RasmaSandra (73139)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Feb
Your poor husband. How could no one discover that fracture I agree with @LadyDuck it might have happened at rehab. I hope the surgery goes well and I will keep him in my prayers. Now I am glad you will have his sister with you,
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@LadyDuck (457193)
• Switzerland
25 Feb
Her poor husband surely was in pain and they wanted that he exercised!
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you so much. I think the fracture happened in rehab too because he fell several times. When he fell off the porch, they checked him very thoroughly.
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@JudyEv (325102)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
Again keeping you all in my prayers. If he has a fractured hip, no wonder he was having trouble being lucid.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you so much, Judy.
@celticeagle (158485)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Feb
How awful that he may have had the fractured hip while doing PT. Positive thoughts your way.
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@celticeagle (158485)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb
@LindaOHio .......Hope the surgery went well.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you so much.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
29 Feb
@celticeagle He's still in ICU waiting for a transfer to Hillcrest Hospital.
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@vandana7 (98687)
• India
24 Feb
Linda, Physiotherapy normally does not cause fractures. This maybe a fall or abuse. How old is your husband, if I may ask? I cannot believe he is so fragile as to get a fracture with Physiotherapy.
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@vandana7 (98687)
• India
25 Feb
@LindaOHio Then this is due to those falls.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
82. He fell several times at the rehab facility.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48866)
• United States
24 Feb
I’m glad that his sister will be with you.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48866)
• United States
25 Feb
@LindaOHio I pray that his confusion is only temporary.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
26 Feb
@Tampa_girl7 I'm hoping so too! But it doesn't seem likely.
@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
I thought she should see her brother while he still recognizes us.
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@sallypup (57635)
• Centralia, Washington
24 Feb
Oh curse words. Sorry. Your poor hubby. He just can't win. I wish I had more faith in that rehab place. I am deeply grateful for your sister in law coming to visit you.
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@sallypup (57635)
• Centralia, Washington
25 Feb
@LindaOHio I think if you could prove it, you could be suing. I am sorry.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
I think the rehab place sucks.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
26 Feb
@sallypup Thank you, Lenore.
@TheHorse (205018)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Feb
I hope the surgery goes well.
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@TheHorse (205018)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Feb
@LindaOHio Keep us posted.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you. I hope so too.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
26 Feb
@TheHorse I post an update every day.
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@just4him (305251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Feb
Oh my! I'm sorry he has a fractured hip. I wonder if it happened when he fell before he went into the hospital, and nobody knew about it. You're both in my prayers.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
The hospital checked him out thoroughly. He fell several times in rehab. I think that's when it happened.
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@just4him (305251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Feb
@LindaOHio I'm glad the hospital checked him over thoroughly. I'm sorry he fell so often at rehab.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
27 Feb
@just4him I am too!
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@kobesbuddy (74353)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Feb
Our friend Al fell about three months ago. They Xrayed and said the broken vertebras in his back were old wounds, from his first fall three years ago! No wonder his physical therapy was painful!
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@kobesbuddy (74353)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Feb
@LindaOHio Can you imagine exercising, with a broken back bone?
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
26 Feb
@kobesbuddy No, I can't.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
How awful! I sometimes wonder about the medical care that we supposedly get.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
Dementia can be quite rapid sometimes. In our family Uncle Mike was fine and then all of a sudden wasn't. He had a spell of something and three weeks later he didn't know who anyone was. It's such a sad and confusing disease. I hope all goes well with all of this. Thinking about you always.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
I'm very sad to hear that dementia can come on so quickly. I wish it would have been gradual. It's such a shock.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
26 Feb
@porwest I'm so sorry. That must have been rough.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
26 Feb
@LindaOHio It wasn't easy.
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@kareng (54217)
• United States
10 Mar
Oh my goodness! That all makes sense. UTI will cause delirium in seniors. My mom went through that and it was much worse added to ALZ!! I hope the surgery went well and your hubby is on the road to recovery now!! I'm catching up here!!
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@kareng (54217)
• United States
13 Mar
@LindaOHio He's still in my prayers and you too!!
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
11 Mar
He's still in the hospital. He keeps having issues with his heart, blood pressure, etc.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
13 Mar
@kareng Thank you so much, Karen.
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@AmbiePam (85199)
• United States
24 Feb
Oh, Linda. Bless the hearts of you both. I’m going to ask my church to pray for him as well. We love you.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you. I love you too. You're a good friend.
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@LeaPea2417 (36379)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Feb
That's awful that he his hip has been in pain.. I am shocked that they didn't realize his hip had a fracture until now. Prayers for his surgery. Prayers he comes out of the anesthesia well.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you very much, Anne Marie.
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@wolfgirl569 (94616)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Feb
I hope he will do okay with the surgery. So sorry you are both going through this. Hope they get him eating
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thanks, Eva. The eating is of great concern for me. He's wasting away.
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@dya80dya (33340)
24 Feb
I hope the surgery goes well. I am very sorry, this is so stressful.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you so much, Diana.
@Beestring (13270)
• Hong Kong
24 Feb
He must feel very painful with a fractured hip. I hope all goes well with his surgery.
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@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
24 Feb
Thank you very much.
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