Help a loved one recovering from a kidney transplant
A transplant is major surgery that requires a long recovery process that will have some difficult elements to deal with. If you have a loved one who has just had a kidney transplant then it is helpful for you to be there for them as much as you can, and support them through this time so that they can recover as quickly and fully as they possibly can. Here are some tips for helping someone to recover from a kidney transplant.
- Make sure they take their medication. If you can be with them when they are discharged from hospital then you can ask their doctor directly how the medication should be taken, when and in which order. This will give you the information you need to ensure that the patient takes everything they need to to aid their recovery.
- Feed them well. During recovery, the patient will probably struggle to do simple tasks, so one of the best things you can do is to make sure that they are eating well by cooking them plenty of healthy meals, portioning them out and then leaving them in the freezer to be reheated.
- Take them to doctors appointments. Make sure that your loved one never misses a doctors appointment, as this is how the doctor will be able to tell that the transplant has taken as it should, and that the patient is on the road to recovery.
- Look out for a fever. A fever is one of the first signs that the patient may be suffering from complications with their surgery, or that their body may be trying to reject their kidney. Get them to a doctor as quickly as possible if their temperature goes up.
When you need to find good solicitors in Ironbridge
If you have had a transplant which has gone wrong, and you have been made more critically ill because of it, consider whether or not your doctor has been negligent and if so think about making a compensation claim through solicitors in Ironbridge.
Making a claim through solicitors in Ironbridge takes a lot of the pressure off of you, which is important as you will need to recover and deal with the situation that your health is now in. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your surgery and why you feel that your doctor is at fault for what has happened to you.
If the team agrees with you and feels that you have a strong case for a compensation claim, they will pass you over to our solicitors in Ironbridge who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Ironbridge will work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, making the process that much easier on you.