My mother lives alone with my sister checking on her. She gets around in a wheelchair most of the time to avoid walking, which is painful. She is able to move and walk though. There is not much left of the hip, as it looks like a broken off toothpick. My mother needs surgery, but we have the problem of her low platelets, like 50K. With each passing day it is getting worse. It is not matter of if the hip breaks but when. I have read that for best outcomes surgery needs to take place within 24-48 hrs. How can this be done if her platelets are so low. She recently had a lot of blood tests for a blood protein, which took a lot of out of her. The doctors said it would take 2-3 weeks to get her platelet count up with prednisone before having surgery. How does she have time for this if the hip breaks before they are able to start her on it?
Anyone else have this problem?