My family member has essentially spent the last six weeks on her back or left side, suffering from uncontrollable muscles spasms after back surgery, cmplications with post-op infection, and now the healing process itself is triggering some of them.
We hope this week to begin the process of having her sit up and eventually get to her feet. Although she's was healthy & fit before, her nutrition has been poor for a while now, she's lost a lot of muscle (& about any fat she had).
Per Dr. Kathryn's suggestion, we've started her on Omega 3 and a better full-nutrition drink than the hospital provides. We've worked in a very limited fashion so far - because of the spasms - with foot & ankle mobility.
Many of the hospital staff have been great, but some not so much, so we don't have total confidence in what might happen when it's time for her to get up. Specifically, I'm concerned about how best to prepare her for that first time she sits up, and the process from there to get her on her feet. She's familiar with Warrior Wellness, & will work with me on that, but if someone with experience in this field has additional ideas - even more basic or ? - I'll check back with the forum when I can.
Thanks for any help.