Shunt surgery done for NPH
Hello everyone, My friend had her shunt put in last wed. according to the consult her bladder & balance should have improved right away & the dementia there was not promises. Her surgery went well & they said there was alot of fluid but it was clear & that was good.
Well thus far her there is alittle improvement with the balance & not much with the bladder. She is very quite & not her self at all since this surgery.
She looks awful & I am worried once again. I have never seen her look so bad. I undestand she may have to recover some but she just dont look good. Everyone is worried about how she looks & how she is acting. Of course I did not expect her to come out feeling great after surgery like this but she is not herself at all, its like she is a different person. I hope this passes.
She was eating great before surgery now she barely eats. I keep asking her if she is in pain & she keeps saying no. We just let her rest & just keep a close eye on her. She has done some strange things such as at times she wont bend her knees to sit, its like she cant figure out how. she also chews her meds, which she started right before surgery.
I keep thinking perhaps there is inflammation due to the surgery & there for still some pressure somewhere.
She is getting homecare with the nurse & PT, OT & of course has care throughout the day.
Please does anyone know if this is normal? Can this take sometime here?
Her husband is now concerned about the medication Namenda which she is on x2 daily. He has read some things about it & wants to have her off of it & see how she does. The nurse & I both told him not right away but to wait for her to recover some from this surgery.
I would appreciate anyone sharing anything they know about this procedure & recovery. I am really concerned here. Bless you all, Sammy