I went in the hospital to have a total knee replacement and was given DiLaudid. I had a bad reaction to it and was in a delirium state for 2 days before they found out what caused this and another 2 days before I started coming out of it.
The medical profession is not aware of this problem happening to people, they thought I was being obstinate. I didn’t know what was happening to me, I was in another world and do not remember being in the hospital or Anyone who came to see me. I was in a totally confused state and kept trying to get out of the hospital.
I would like to connect to any one else that has gone through this, or a caretaker of someone who had this.
I really would like for the medical profession to teach the Doctors and nurses more about Delirium and how to look for signs that the patient is showing after surgery that they are confused and scared.
A lot of times it is called Hospital Delirium but they think it is dementia. It happens to many elderly people because they don’t process medication as well as a younger person.
I urge you to get the word out and learn about Delirium and how to handle people with it and that the worse thing to do to a patient who has this is to tie them to the bed. The best thing is to have the family visit and to take things from home to let the patient know and remember that they have a life at home. Marield65