I am sorry to hear about your father. I worked in neuro ICU and step down ICU as well. I have had a lot of patients like your father. I am glad that you are there to encourage him. I have seen a lot of ppl do a lot more than the Dr. said they would be able to do because they participated fully in their physio therapy. I have seen it with my own eyes and I hope that you can pass that along to him. Hopefully he will start seeing some results soon and be encouraged. The brain is an amazing little thing and he sounds like he is doing really well physically. I am sure it is hard for him to see it that way though. I guess I have just seen worse. He is a very lucky man. Five hours of bleeding in the brain could have been a lot worse as I am sure you already know. I wish you all the best. Please keep encouraging him. PPl that I have seen improve haven't done it in a week or even a month. It taked years sometimes.
ps. sorry this has nothing to do with the "why me?"
scoobyjude wrote:Minai, hope your dad gets well soon. I know with family members of mine that have medical conditions I constantly remind them that they can help their situation a lot more than I can and they should. It does sometimes make me jealous I admit. Even though we all fall into the "why me" rut we have to do what we can to help our own situation. Sometimes it isn't easy but I think it is worth it in the end and feeling sorry for yourself gets you no where. Your dad is lucky to have family by his side supporting him. If he puts his mind and heart to it, I'm sure he'll be better in no time.
Loriyas wrote:I certainly can empathize with you that it takes a lot of patience to listen to "why me". Having dealt with MS for 4 years (although I know it has been around longer) and a recent bout with breast cancer my patience runs very thin with people and the "why me" complaint often.
Loriyas wrote:But on the flip side, remember that this is all very new to your dad so he does deserve a little "slack" to get used to the idea, just like you did as you were becoming used to your diagnosis. I think he will come around in time. It sounds like he is just someone who thought of himself as somewhat invincible and probably feels betrayed by his body-as I am sure we all have at one time or another. I know I have. I wish both you and your dad the best of luck. I know it will all be fine!
robbie wrote:how do you do that? there must be a way but it seems just as hard to accept as the disease itself. Sorry about your dad Minaibecoming used to your diagnosis
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