My Dad is an MS sufferer and is currently in a care home on a trail basis - some of you may have read my posts in the past.
He has a history of all kinds of medical complications brought on from his condition, the biggest of these problems being reccuring UTIs and Chest Infections.
On Sunday Dad was sent to A&E by his nursing home as he was not very responsive etc. The hospital diagnosed a UTI and he was sent back with a course of antibiotics. He is still recovering but it seems to be a very slow recovery, partly because he is refusing food and not drinking enough.
I am not sure what I can fo. I work so cannot be at the nursing home with him all the time to encourage him, so have been ringing them to check up on him but I get the feeling they are relying on me to encourage him. Should the nursing and care staff not be doing that themselves or is it my responsibility? Does anyone have any tips as to what I can do?
I am finding it all so tough as I don't feel he wants to get better anymore, and is therefore getting weaker and weaker, which of course means every time he is taken ill he takes longer to recover and even then doesn't return to full health. He has been referred for a supa pubic catheter but due to his medical history this has been postponed as medical staff are worried about putting him under anaesthetic.
Sorry to ramble on - my head is full of hundreds of things relating to my Dad at the moment,