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GlobsterGlobster Posts: 78Member Connected
Hello 
I would appreciate if anyone could help me I am 31 year old young man with cerebral palsy  who is going into hospital for operation. Will the hospital allow my dad or my mum to stay with me at the hospital because I am going to need help at night. 

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 1,738Member Disability Gamechanger
    Can you ask the nurses for help or not? Last time I was in the hospital for a operation I asked for help from the nurses.
    What specifically do you need help with? How long will the operation take? Will you be put to sleep for it or not? I recommend packing everything the night before. Make a list of questions to ask them. Also have a list of things that you need to take.
    I usually have a hospital bag by my bed just in case. It’s packed at the moment because my son will have surgery on Monday morning. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    It will be best to ring the hospital or ward, explain your situation  and ask the question

    Best wishes and healing thoughts  to your  son. I hope his surgery goes as well as can be expected
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • GlobsterGlobster Posts: 78Member Connected
    Hello April 
    i need help with going to the toilet at night. 
    I am going to be going to be put to sleep 
    the operation is going take up to 2 to 4 hours 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 1,738Member Disability Gamechanger
    Do you have any friends who can help you or not? I would talk with your urologist too. What about your parents? Do you live near them or not? In any case you need to talk to the doctor. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Posts: 135Member Pioneering
    I am sure nurses and health care assistants will help you . They may let someone stay with you best contact the ward. But bear in mind they have other patients there who may not be comfortable with someone staying all night especially if you are in shared ward. 
    From my experience in hospital you will get help with anything you need. Good luck and hope surgery goes well 
  • GlobsterGlobster Posts: 78Member Connected
    I live me my parents and they are going to be talking me to hospital on day of the operation April 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,616Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Globster ;
    I would contact the ward and discuss the fact that you will need extra support and night. In my experience, the nursing staff generally welcome an extra pair of hands.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • GlobsterGlobster Posts: 78Member Connected
    Hello Richard 
    I won’t know what ward I am going to be on till after the operation Richard 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,616Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Globster ;
    Are you able to discuss it with the consultant?
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • GlobsterGlobster Posts: 78Member Connected
    Hello Richard 
    i wont be able to discuss my consultant still I see him on the day of the operation Richard. I tried talk his sertecary but she was not able to help me.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 1,738Member Disability Gamechanger
    Can you get in contact with the hospital or not? Ask to see if the consultant can see you earlier. I find showing up unexpectedly at the hospital with my son in tow helps make a difference. Don’t give up. Last week I took my son to his orthopedic doctor at our local hospital and we were seen without delay. 
  • GlobsterGlobster Posts: 78Member Connected
    Hello April 
    I will be seeing my consultant next Thursday April 
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