Dad fell again 2 days ago and a consultant was here watching me trying to get him up. He weighs 220 lbs. She told me I should never try to do that by myself. She personally broke her back 10 years ago getting her father up and her life has never been the same.
So today when he fell I coached him through trying to get up and he couldn't. So I called 911 and they noticed he was half comatose... bp was 70/50. a very thorough exam that probably caught some things that had been missed for a while. One was a fractured ankle (his leg had been sore and neither his primary, the hospital doc 3 weeks ago or the rehab doc caught it. They had him doing pt on a broken ankle, even though I emphasized something was different (he has chf) His leg, of course, got no better.
But tonight a very thorough doc was at er and he found the fracture, yea! What else he found was that his pancreace is active in pancreatitis again. 20 years ago he had half of it removed. Since mom died, he drinks daily, even though I told him that it was causing his falls.
My question is not about the drinking; It'sgood timing and there are people to help him through DTs if he needs it, but about pancxreatitis. He was much younger then and almost didn't make it. I cant find much searching. Does anyone have any experience?
Sorry about the typo's---gotta find my glasses!