So instead of the bipolar hemiarthoplasty of the hip, mom had an angioplasty done on her this morning. Several of her blood vessels were 60%-70% blocked. As her age was a factor, the doctor inserted a balloon in one of the more critical arteries to enable smoother blood flow. The whole procedure took just over an hour, and she was fully conscious throughout.
|Dr Tiang pointing to one of Mom's blocked arteries.|
|A Google image of what bipolar hemiarthoplasty involves - a ball and socket prosthesis will be inserted to bridge the fracture.|
|Plenty of choice, but only if you can afford the rates. We opted for a 2-bed room for mom.|
|Pity the hospital doesn't offer help to source for a full-time live-in maid to help me look after my mom.|
|I doubt many people know about this discount card. There are no pamphlets or notices informing patients and their families about this.|