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Having gout by itself isn't a reason to be hospitalized so I'm assuming his issue is because of his back. So tell us more about what is going on and I'm sure you'll get some good answers.
Could you put him in respite care for a week or two if you can't care for him?
Can he care for himself? If not, call his doctor and ask what you should do. Or call Adult Protective Services in your area and talk to them. If he's on his own feet, can he manage on his own until his back feels somewhat better?