Hi my dad seems to have further deteriorated.
On Saturday evening the nursing staff didn't give him anything to eat. This made his blood sugar levels drop to 2.1. He already in hospital had an issue with falling sugar levels.
My mom and sister noticed he wouldn't wake up. The doctor checked his bloods and when they were 2.1 and wasn't waking up they gave a gluecose injection as quick reacting. This then shot his blood to 16.
He finally opened his eyes 30 minutes later and we tried to feed him but he wouldn't open his mouth. Before you just had to put your finger on his lip or spoon there and he would open his mouth to eat even though looked into nothing. But when he came round on Saturday he wouldn't open mouth. After an hour he slowly opened mouth and let us feed him. But very slowly.
On Sunday we noticed again he was no longer opening mouth to eat. He would only open his mouth only slightly. We thought another stroke due to the drop in sugar levels or the incident causing some sort of damage.
Once every hour though he opens his mouth to yawn fully. He still stares into nothing but opens eyes when you call him and just stares into nothing. He moves about a little.
They put him on an ng tube to keep his nutrients up and go they will encourage him to eat and hopefully in a few days he will slowly start eating. They go because hes tired he has been through a lot.
Today is Monday and they put him on ng yesterday. He's still not opening his mouth to eat. He is really clenching teeth. U can't even open. He only opens slightly. They are still saying because he opens mouth occasionally its not a stroke and that he will get his appetite back.
What do you think has caused this. Its since his bloods dropped to 2.1 and wouldn't wake up till gave injection. What medication may help?
Last night I put a straw and an ensure drink and he seemed to slowly suck up the drink to half of it. The rest I had to put in a glass n push to his lips before he started gulping down. I gave him his tab, had to push in due to teeth clenched and he chewed the tab slightly but didn't open his mouth.
When he fell asleep though he fell asleep with his mouth open.
What do you think is or has caused this? And meds that may help?
The hospital doctor has dismissed b12 saying he has spoken to neuro and this type of symptoms isn't anything neuro and that the way he is he wouldn't cope with any advance testing etc but that he may consider testing for b12.
As he has stopped eating. Not purposely as when u do get a spoon into his mouth he doesn't chew but like slips it in. They are now going to get a neurological consultant to see him.