Just a quick update for anyone who may have read my earlier post . My Dad was in an awful lot of pain by 9pm , so after phoning the hospital he was discharged from and being told to hold for 30 mins whilst the dr was bleeped I decided to take him to our local a A & E . Didn't start well the nurse had never heard of Braccytherapy so did not prioritise his case , after 40 mins in the waiting room and me persistently asking the receptionist to please get a dr to see him he was seen .
The Dr acted quickly and said he thought it was retained urine , so straight away put in a 3 way catheter - apparently this is what he should have had straight after surgery so that clots could pass . Anyway the first one filled up instantly , as did the second 10 minutes later and the third was half full when I left of an awful lot of clots ( sorry to be graphic). He is still in a lot of pain but is feeling better now that the pressure has eased . The surgical dr was very surprised by the amount of blood considering this is 36hrs after the op . My dad had been saying that the catheter in the hospital he had the procedure at was not "in right" so perhaps that's why this problem occured. Our local a & e have kept him in over night , given him pain relief and will flush through his bowel regularly .
I just needed to vent as I'm upset at how much he's suffered over the past few days and I feel disappointed that he was sent home in this condition .
If anyone else feels something similar be sure to go to your hospital ASAP , I wish I'd taken him earlier but you don't know how it's supposed to be after the procedure .