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Firstly can you confirm I can ask you questions as I have

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Firstly can you confirm I can ask you questions as I have membership?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
It appears you do. Do you have a medical question?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes please. I was wanting se information about post stroke dilerium. My partners father is currently in hospital and has been dilerium for 5 weeks after having a stroke. Do you know what time frame we should expect it to subside and what are the chances of him being allowed back home? The whole hospital environment is very stressful for him and he spends his day trying to escape the ward...sometimes aggresivly.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Why is he still in the hospital?
getting him out is key to resolving the delirium
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is under a mental health treatment order currently as he is deemed to be a danger to himself. He has been trying to jump out windows or drink hand fluid. He has been moved to a new geriatric ward today and his wife is quite distressed as the ward has set drinking and eating times. He has already lost a considerable amount of weight and isn't very compliant with taking fluids so the concern is restricting him will run a higher risk of dehydration. I'm unsure with his behaviour that he would be safe at home although that is what his family want.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I think he should
that is the only way this is going to get better
what meds is he on?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is on risperidone although I am unsure the dosage. He was on amatriptiline but it wasn't agreeing with him. I am a student nurse so have small amount of research skills. All the research I find are based on outcomes rather than recovery methods
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
what other meds?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As far as I know just that and a heart medication (unsure name) as he had a heart attack many years ago. He is also getting lorazepam I think when very agitated
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Okay. That seems reasonable.
I really think he should go to a rehab facility if he can't go home.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A stroke rehab facility? Do you know what the likely hood of recovery would be if he has suffered dilerium for so long?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It is still possible to some extent
However, it gets less likely as time goes on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ūüėĘ what time should we expect the dilerium to subside? Thank you for helping me it's a very stressful situation
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
there is no time frame. no one knows
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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