It is 6 weeks later from date of accident. He has had very little rehab due to having to go back to the hospital due to not being able to eat. He has had several n/gs that he pulled out at night. Now he has a core pack on with his hands restrained. We are ok with it but nurse on duty not happy with it? Has to have it for antibiodics needed for c-diff infection. Please help us understand.
BTW, patients have been known to improve while in hospice and be released....there is always hope.
This is a heart wrenching situation, God Bless you and strengthen you and your family.
It may make the entire family feel better about accepting this if you get a second opinion from a specialist. If a second doctor agrees that there is nothing more that can be done toward recovery, then keeping your brother pain-free may seem like an acceptable goal.
Another thing you can do is have a hospice representative explain the program to the assembled family. Often it is the unknown and assumptions that scare people about hospice. Learning more about it can help.
Good luck to you and your family whatever you decide to do.