My Papa is back in the hospital. He was doing so much better. He could walk short distances without his walker, he won't use crutches because he doesn't trust them - he's 6'10'' and 350 so he's a big guy. I was calling him on the phone everyday and he was bored but overall in good spirits and he didn't have any trouble answering questions or asking them.
Anyway, on Wednesday my grandma came home to a thrashed house, like water down the hallway, and a husband who had no idea how anything happened. He couldn't talk to her to answer her questions and he would just shake his head. So back to the hospital he went.
Thursday morning he was responsive. He could shake his head to answer questions, he would answer them correctly. He could do things if you asked him, like lift his arm open his mouth to eat. They said he had short term memory loss and it could be permanent they needed to do some tests to figure out what was going on.
Friday morning things were worse. He couldn't lift his arm when asked. He would open his mouth for food but would forget what foods he liked or didn't like. He couldn't say anyone's names. He would shake his head that he knew people's names but he couldn't say them.
Today he is not responsive. He blank stares into the wall, TV, or out the window. He sleeps a lot. He won't look at you if you say his name or make a loud noise or enter the room.
The tests are coming back normal. His vitals are good. His spinal fluid is clear, which is good. He can't do a MRI because he has metal in his leg and it will pull it out since it works on metal.
Anyway, *** is hitting the fan. What the fukc is wrong? He is a relatively healthy guy, I mean his is big but he moves pianos for a living so he is active and strong. This doesn't make any sense. And I feel like it has taken so long for the tests to get done. I know hospitals work slowly but he is deteriorating quickly and I don't feel like they are taking any extra precautions to make him better quickly. I imagine this is because his vitals are normal so he isn't going to die so he isn't a top priority.
We could really use some vibes that this isn't permanent and that they find answers quickly. Thanks ladies.