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Had Stroke. Need a home nurse. Recommendations? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Practicing since : 2003
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Doctor:How are you doing?
User:Hi Dr
User:i am doing good
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Dr. My day has got a strok
Doctor:Your dad?
User:and i want you help in finding a good home nurse (Male)
Doctor:I am sorry for your dad
User:yes My DAD
Doctor:Has he been discharged?
User:he has got stroke on his left hand & leg
User:nw is @ home & i am finding in handling hime due to mu disability
Doctor:My customer care team will help you find a nurse for him
Doctor:Has a physiotherapy program been started for him?
User:s will be very much of your help
User:no nt yet
Doctor:please speak with his physician and get him started on this program
Doctor:With a proper program, a large part of the weakness will go away
Doctor:also, presently, it is important that he moved about 9 shifted from side to side) every 2 hours
Doctor:You should look out for any persistent redness on the skin
Doctor:it could indicate a bed sore
Doctor:and they need to be taken care of immediately
Doctor:If such a thing occurs, lay him on the other side, keep the area clean and dry and put neosporin dusting powder
User:s we are doing it on a regular basis & he is not completely bedreted. He will be able to move his body frequently
Doctor:Was his speech affected?
User:no nt at all, at this time due tristomi he is nt able to speek
User:after they remove te tube from his throught te will be back to normal speech
Doctor:Do you want us to help you find a good physiotherapist as well?
User:i am sm hw able to manage to do the sectioning as doctors had trained me & my sister to do that
User:s offcourse.
User:i have checked out with several agencies, bt they are too expencive
Doctor:we'll find out the price and email it to you
Doctor:Are there any questions that you might have that I can answer for you?
User:as of nw i donthave any
Doctor:My customer care team will give you a call then and take down your requirement
Doctor:I wish your father all the best
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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