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No one can seem to answer this at the hospital. Dad had toe infection went to hospital they removed big toe. After surgery he has moved into fetal position and no one can tell us why. He has a feeding tube and cant eat regular food only pudding thickened foods. The hospital was feeding him regular food and pills by mouth. they were only giving him 3 of 5 tube feedings a day. had to argue with them to stop mouth feeding and pills and to give required tube feedings. Then hospital physical therapist said he has been in fetal position too long to help him with therapy , before toe got infected he was semi- mobile not bedridden. What have they done to dad, no one can say why he is in this position now. can you tell me what might be going on with him?

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The PT apparently did not believe this was not a short-term development. Do you have some recent pictures or videos that would clearly demonstrate otherwise? It is not uncommon for a health care professional to look at someone and think they have always been the way they are seeing them right then.

What might have caused an adverse neurological change? Progression of the underlying condition, anesthetic reaction, hypoglycemia or hypoxia come to mind. Have there been medication changes? What is the reason for the feeding tube, and how did they rule out stroke?

I remember my mom's neurological status worsened after a general anesthesia for her knee replacement, even without anything outwardly going wrong form a medical point of view. She did get a little better though not really back to baseline.

The more important question, and of course the harder one to think about, is whether any of it is reversible or treatable or not. It might be that's why they are shying away from saying anything, versus covering up something bad that happened. You do have a right to review records and/or ask for a specialist consultation such as a neurologist to try to get more answers. The answers might not be good, and I'm sorry you are going through this. Please feel free to share more, either feelings or facts, with us on here anytime!
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no stroke
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Stroke?
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