A consultation with a neurosurgeon at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) led to a neurological radiologist having a look at the the summer’s CT and MRI scans, along with the more recent CT scan. He detected a brain tumour!
That sounds bad, but as far as tumours go, there are plenty worse ones to have. The blood-brain barrier limits the damage it can do.
However, no other radiologist interprets the image to be of a tumour. They see a more prosaic periventricular demyelination, although the MNI radiologist presumably has more skill in this area.
The MNI will accept my dad as a patient – the surgeon calls him a “hot case” – so that is the short-term plan. First, however, we need a better image of my dad’s head. In Freeport, that’s limited to a CT scan, but this time the hospital will sedate him so he doesn’t wiggle. In order to sedate him, he needs to be admitted and we’re waiting for a bed.
We’re looking to buy or rent an electric hospital bed in Montreal so we have it ready when my dad arrives. Does anyone have any leads?
Bonus sarcastic site of the month:
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Unfortunately, http://www.htsti.com/?q=electric+hospital+bed+Montreal doesn’t turn up much.