I really need someone to help and point me in the right direction to get help for my dad. Here's the story...
Last July my dad had an operation to remove disks at the base of his neck i think c5/c6 and insert a titamium cage. During the operation the membrane surrounding the spinal cord was torn and according to the surgeon, who apologised to my dad whilst in ICU "it was ok because he glued it back together" since the operation my dad has been back and forth to hospital as he keeps having episodes of paralysis. the first time this happened the doctors said it was a severe migrane and then they changed their minds and said it was a stoke as his whole left side was affected. However, since this episode he has lost the feeling from his neck down, the feeling comes back after a couple of hours and he is able to walk again, with a walking stick and physical support but his legs tend to drag and stagger taking their time to lift and lower. None of the doctors seem to want to help him anymore, especially his surgeon who has passed my dad onto another doctor on his 'team'. His condition is getting worse both physically and mentally, he has gone from being a 44 year old self empolyed builder to not being able to get out of bed. another odd thing that has been happening is that he can feel sensation but not pain for example he was cutting some wire on one of his good days and he cut his leg on the wire tearing a blood vessal, he needed stiches but had no idea he had cut himself until he saw the blood.
His condition is really getting him down I have requested a second opinion from the doctors but they have still not got back to me. it seems they have washed their hands of him and have diagnosed his condition as "medically unfound". Since the operation he has had no rehabilitation and no one will treat him he can't even have dental treatment as there is no disgnosis.
As i said before this is really taking its toll on him and he just wants answers, is there anyone out there who can help all i know is that he can't go on like this anymore!!!
PLEASE HELP IM DESPARATE TO HELP MY DAD!!!!!