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See Dad Naked
Supportive: When some is in rehab, they have taken the most important step to recovery. Friends and family play a very critical role in this recovery and probably the most important thing you can do is be supportive. One should not dwell on the past, but look towards the future. I also encourage family and friends help by having the patient "visualize" what the future looks like without drugs or alcohol. ...Read more
Depends on the legal agreement you signed.
Losing custody does not necessarily mean you lose visitation. ...Read more
Are you 47?: If you are 47 (stated in your description) why do you need your father's assistance. If immobile, consider contacting medicar services for transportation to mental health facilities. Contact your local hospital for community resources or local public health department if finances are an issue. ...Read more
Is it okay to tell my dad I'm mad at him or am I supposed to be gentle & loving when I see him at rehab?
It's about your dad: It is ok to be angry and upset when a loved one is in rehab; these are normal feelings. However, the "feelings" and "opinions" of family and friends are not as important right now. The focus should be on the one in rehab. Best to be as supportive as possible now and express your feelings at another time, when it may be more appropriate. ...Read more
Bad news about my dad & cried for hrs Tuesday night w/intermittent crying spells yesterday & today. Vision's been blurry since. Need to see to work.
Blurred vision: Sorry to hear about your father & hope things are not too serious. For your vision, things to consider would be substances getting into the eyes, injury to the surface of the eyes from possible rubbing and stress from the news. Try artificial tears or eye drops to maybe cleanse the eyes, avoid rubbing eyes & if persists, see your eye doc for further evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Diabettes runs in my family high my mlm and dad have it when I get up from sitting down everying goes black and I cant see.?
What is a quick way to stop diarrhea? I wanted to see if I could help my dad from it. If there is a type of medicine, I recommend to use it.
Peptobismol: You can buy peptobismol. Take care to find out what caused diarrhea. Sometimes you should let the diarrhea run its own course. Just taking small sips of water to stay hydrated. And lots of rest. Imodium (loperamide) is stronger and only a single dose should be taken. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My grandmother on my dads side, whom I'm very close with is sick in hospital and my dad (whom I'm estranged with) will not let us see her.?
You are adult: Talk to the care team and explain your family situation. ...Read more
My Dad had MRSA in April, cleared to go home and on Vancomycin 2x/day for 1 month. Going to see him with 8-mos. Old baby July 1. Safe for baby?
Yes: If the MRSA were still active he would still be in the hospital. You can always use alcohol gel on your babies hands, And you could even ask grandpa to take a "bleach bath" before you arrive. That's one cup of bleach in the bathtub. Immunologists recommend them for people who keep colonizing with Staph ...Read more
You think or: You know? If he is mentally incompetent and you have power of attorney, you can make him go to the doc. Otherwise, be supportive but at the same time respectful of his decisions even if you disagree. Not easy, I'm sure, but is your best gift to him. ...Read more
Autism: dad's son has it from his first marriage and my niece has it. Are there tests I can undergo to see if my child will have it?
No: Currently, there are no known medical tests to diagnose autism, especially prenatally. It is diagnosed clinically by assessing behavior, communication and social skills typically at age 12m or older. While genetics are implicated, very few specific genes have been found in a majority of kids with autism. ...Read more
If my dad stops smoking, how quickly would he see an improvement with his hyperglycemia (he has type II diabetes)? How much will stopping help?
How often should a pt see cardiologist following a 4x cabg? Dad has only been to cardiologist 1 or 2x in over 17 months post cabg. Thank you.
Cad: Depending on condition. I will follow post CABG patients between 4-6m. ...Read more
My dad has no insurance he needs to have a psychical done he has medical evaluation papers from DFACS we're in albany ga what clinic will see him?
Dept of Health: Call your local department of healthGet a more detailed answer ›
I was told by a doctor to see "someone" because I still cry if I think about my dad 9 years after his passing. Who do I see?
Psychologist: I would recommend that you see your general physician if you need a referral to a psychologist. Or, you can call directly to a psychologist to make an appointment. ...Read more
Dad's had lwr. Back pain. Was sitting with pain when suddenly went unconscious, snoring. Woken up, he couldn't see. Vision returned in 15 minutes.
Bring him to ER: Rightaway. He has signs of stroke. Take care and god bless u! ...Read more
Catheter for 2 months causing bleeding, will take it off tomorrow to see if my dad can urinate by himself, any tips for him to be able to urinate.
Voiding trials: It sounds like your father has acute urinary retention. The most likely cause is an enlarged prostate. There are other causes as well and his inability to urinate is likely multifactorial. To maximize the chance of my patients passing a voiding trial, I like to treat active urinary tract infections, ensure Alpha blockers (like flomax) have been restarted and keep them well hydrated. ...Read more
When I'm lying in the bed I can see my heart beating, my dad and my grandma had an enlarged heart... is there any probability that I have that too?
It is not unusual to: Be able to see or feel your heart beating. This does not mean you have cardiac enlargement. Certainly with your family history and your concerns it would be reasonable to be evaluated by a health care professional to reassure you. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more
My dad is a Vietnam vet. He drinks coolers lite every weekend. Every night he chokes an gasps in sleep an yells. Should he see a doctor? Is it a stroke?
YES!!: He may have sleep apnea, severe reflux or CHF. Pts that cough, wheeze, or wake up frequently is a serious problem. Sleep apnea, a life threatening problem -pts get hypoxemic at night (low oxygen), severe GERD can cause pts to aspirate stomach acid, and "cardiac asthma" is when pts wheeze (especially at night) as a result of lying flat associated with CHF. Other issues could contribute see a doctor ...Read more
May dad 87 has pneumonia dr says he see's a spot on lung needs to Re examine in 2 months could that spot be from the pneumonia itself?
Possibly, or worse.: Chest X-rays that show pneumonia can take some time to resolve, even after completion of antibiotics. Usually, the time span is about 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the severity of the pneumonia (& how much "gunk" - inflammatory fluid, etc. Is left in the lungs). However you can be prone to pneumonia due to lung disease or cancer, so a follow-up X-ray is reasonable, particularly in (ex-)smokers. ...Read more
Dad w/tongue ca having symptoms tomorrow by e.N.T dr. My sister suggest we see the oncologist first and possibly have him do the surgery. Any suggestions?
She may be right: Medical oncologists are specialists who decide about use of chemotherapy. Your dad may or may not need chemo, it depends on the stage of his cancer. If his cancer is stage-3 then he should be seen by a medical oncologist. Stage 1 and 2 can be managed well by ENT specialist alone. ...Read more
Retinal stroke: At age 80 a possible diagnosis is an occlusion of the main retinal artery (clog=clot) which usually causes permanent changes in the vision. Another possibility is temporal arteritis, which affects many vessels in the head. Your father should have a test called an ESR and should see either a retinal specialist or a neuro-ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
My dad had colonoscopy w/ polyps removed 2 days ago, today his stool was very dark, should he see a Dr or Urgent Care for this?
Blood in stool: Could be either red, maroon, or black, depending on location of bleeding. You should contact the doctor who performed the procedure and ask for his/her advice. ...Read more
My dad, has been coughing a lot lately. He says it is the flu and would see a doctor he coughs night and day. He smokes everyday as well.
Yes..: That is a good idea...Get a more detailed answer ›
My dad has cough on and off for 3 weeks now. He's nit asthmatic byt gr also has this itch& redness on his forearms. What kund of dictor shoul we see?
When do I know I definitely need to get my dad's kidneys checked? Can I afford to wait a few days to see if it gets better? Is kidney stones curable?
Check kidneys?: To get a meaningful answer to your question, ask the physician (s) (p) involved in his care your questions. His p knows him better than any one else, so go and give them a call. Good luck. ...Read more