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My dad began suffering from paranoid delusions around 4 months ago, he had a known benign cyst between his skull and brain and they operated two months ago to remove, what turned out to be a pretty large cyst, although they believed the two problems were unrelated. Since the surgery he has been a bit confused, muddling some words up etc. The doctors said this would be due to the fluid and gas build up in the space where the cycst was removed.
Two weeks ago he was very muddled and confused, didn't know who my mum was and such like, the doctor had just put him on a new tablet for his delusions. After two days of him not getting better we called the psychiatrist again and were advised to take him to A&E, he felt this was a medical issue not a psychiatric issue.
He walked into A&E confused (kept thinking he was going to work) but otherwise a healthy man, since then he has deteriorated significantly and three days ago when they needed to give him a second lumbar puncture in two weeks (they 'lost' the results to the first one) they had to sedate him as he was getting aggitated, they have sedated him every day since claiming he is being agressive but he isn't an agressive man. We have expressed our concerns more than once about the state of deterioration and the medication he is on as this began as soon as he started this new tablet.
The psychiatric consultant told me when I expressed these concerns that he had taken him of the tablet but then I found out yesterday they have actually doubled his dose.
He is a complete zombie right now, that is the only way I can describe him.
The hospital are not listening to us nor are they telling us anything. How long do I keep watching him deteriorate?!
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