Just reading about someone's family member who had surgery for a broken shoulder and is now disoriented/on the decline. So, how do you decide whether to have the surgery or not?
My mom is supposed to have a revision hip replacement surgery...She's been hobbling more & more...Which adds to balance issues that can lead to her falling - which opens up a whole other can of worms. I've heard how anesthesia takes such a toll on a person with Alzheimer's. Do you let the person suffer pain or....???
She's teetering on the mid to late stage threshold of Alzheimer's, in my estimation. Will know better after next week when we go to Mayo Clinic for an updated complete eval. It's been suggested I establish care with Palliative Care provider...But, I don't think they will necessarily steer me one way or another.
Family members (not immediate) would be happy to weigh in, but they aren't the ones caring for my mom. They live hours away. I'm in this alone & the plan is to keep her at home. Eventually, I anticipate bringing in professional help - but I'm worried that time will become "now" if we do the surgery.
I'm looking for some feedback, please?