Mom had a TIA on Tuesday. Sugars, BP and cholesterol were very high because she had not been taking all meds consistently. Symptoms of stroke disappeared after entry to ER and administration of meds.
Attending physician wrote discharge order yesterday without making an appearance. Neuro, nurse, discharge mgr and diabetic mgr questioned Moms readiness to get her sugar #s and maintain diabetic diet at home. Neuro cancelled discharge and ordered Neuro//psych/cognitive eval, keeping her another day or so. Neuro sternly recommended Mom take help from me and my Husb,, and explained reasons why she should not be driving. Awaiting that eval and findings.
Things in process for discharge: a walker for each floor of home (2), nurse/therapist 2x/week to monitor her #s and assist with steadiness & mobility w/walker, diabetic nutrition class (Mom agreed) and received Home Health Care local listing from hospital.
Suggestions on tasks I’ll need to work on, please?