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Applejack87 Thu 21-May-20 22:00:21

Hi my dad who is 83 had a fall in his garden and fractured both sides of his jaws he was discharged from a&e the surgical team with antibiotics and advised to have a liquid diet .
They arenot sure if he’ll need surgery I’m praying not given his age , covid & he has copd so vunerable . We buried my beloved mum 3 weeks ago and he’s in bits .
I’m just wondering what I can give him to eat I’ve bought complan , soups , but am not sure what else he is frail and will lose weight but how can I keep the nutrients up
Has anyone else had a fractured jaw that healed well ? I know it depend on the severity and area of the break but I’m so scared

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Tiramisuiloveyou Thu 21-May-20 22:01:55

Call dr’s and ask for a referral to a dietician. They have drinks for building people up.

Hotpinkangel19 Thu 21-May-20 22:04:13

Has he been seen by speech and language? They have build up shakes and juices, Fortisip and Fortijuice.

Applejack87 Thu 21-May-20 22:07:57

Thankyou for your replies , He hasn’t seen anyone yet as we went to A&E today I will phone the Dr tomorrow , I’m so worried and feel so sorry for him

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Tiramisuiloveyou Thu 21-May-20 22:09:32

He may not have been seen by anyone in this current climate but a call to your dads GP to raise concerns and ask about this and say you are concerned about frailty may help.

Tiramisuiloveyou Thu 21-May-20 22:17:35

Hope your dad is ok op and you can get some support for him. Have just been through very similar with my dad sadly he passed away. He had a few underlying health conditions including dementia and he has always been very slim/slight. He caught covid and was in hospital for 4 weeks. Frailty was a secondary factor on his death certificate.

Applejack87 Thu 21-May-20 22:26:03

I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved dad , this is why I’m praying my dad doesn’t need an op , I couldn’t go into a&e today but phoned and when I heard surgical team my heart was pounding with worry given the covid and his age etc ,
My mum passed away three weeks after lock down she wasn’t tested for covid I couldn’t bear to lose my dad but will phone the Dr tomorrow for advice

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