Q: I have important questions. the problem is I have a brain injury. please be patient with me.
1st ? is How do I get help for my mom that is going for esophagus surgery to remove the cancer. The reasons why I need help in that is I need to make sure that she will be staying in the hospital for her recovering. The reason she need to stay in the hospital or some type of facility is that she doesn't have a colon (I mean zero) and she doesn't have a bag. Since I moved back I have taken my mom to the ER 5 times. bowel blockages. Plus 3 more for the side effect of chemo and radiation. They effected her heart. they said nothing is wrong with her and send her home. I'm sorry I can't write anymore my prescription glasses broke yesterday. my eyes are hurting. I'm just scared they will send her. Thank You please take your time answering I'm going to the ER to see my mom. * JEN
A: I hope everything works out for your mom with her surgery. I think that any facility that handles a surgery of that level would not be looking to rush her discharge. And if they are in a hurry to move her out to an acute care facility shortly after surgery, contact the social workers in the hospital to see if they will help you make arrangements for quality care during her convalescence. Anticipate being asked to choose two or three facilities from a list of post-surgery facilities that you might be presented with once they make the decision to discharge. Good luck
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