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Likely outcome of pelvic fracture caused by road accident in 81 year old man

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2006
  • 11:22 AM

I ma living in Egypt and my father, 81 who is in the UK had a road accident this weekend. I do not have the full details but he was driving. He has suffered a pelvic fracture and in addition has been received treatment for Anemia. His past history is that that he is a poorly controlled type 2 diabetic and also has parkinson's. Apart form that he is active and either the right weight of under weight.

Trying to get information is proving difficult and I am worried that this hospitalization could basically be the death of him. I know that often elderly people once hospitalized often go down hill. Also a mobility injury like this could well make him bed bound.

Could someone give me probably outcomes and the kind of question i can ask the hospital. I have difficulty getting through because of phone connections so a list of sensible questions and the implications of a yes no response would be really helpful

Obviously I am trying to think whether I need to fly back to UK to say goodbye.

If he does make it out he is living in ideal conditions as my step mum has MS and lives in specialised housing and has a care helper assist her. So there are special showers, disabled toilet, wheelchair height surfaces, and remote door lock etc.

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