My father was diagnosed with vascular dimentia about 4 years ago. My sister and I didn't even know about it until a year ago. And until about a year ago, we couldn't really tell. We just thought my dad was getting old and forgetting words. It has definitely gotten worse the past year where it is hard to have a conversation because he forgets key words. However, you can get by...not too terrible. Two days ago, my father had surgery on his wrist. The doctor recommended it so that my dad could play tennis again. It is the only physical activity we can get him to do, and he has stopped playing in the last year or so due to severe wrist pain. Well, the wrist surgery was much more involved thatn I was aware of. He had to go under anesthesia and was out for 3 hours. Since he has returned home, he is really out of it. He is not making any sense. He is still taking pain medication, but my mom has drastically cut back on the pain meds hoping he would start making sense again. However, he is still really out of it. Has anyone else had this experience? Will he fully recover? I am really scared and after doing some research online have found that anesthesia for dimentia paients isn't a good thing. I'm wondering why the doctor would even recommend this surgery. Please, if anyone has had a similar situation or knows anything, I would really appreciate your response and/or advice.
Thanks so much.
Thanks so much.
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