Because of Mrs Dohertyís anaemia and symptomatic angina, she is admitted to hospital for a blood transfusion and is commenced on high dose PPI (pantoprazole) and has a week long course of triple antibiotic therapy to eradicate the H pylori.
While Mrs Doherty was in hospital, the social worker arranged for HACC (Home and Community Care) funded servcies to visit Mr Doherty daily, to assist in some of his ADLís and IADLís.
A repeat scope at six weeks demonstrates good healing of the ulcer. The angina disappears and she regains her appetite and energy, although is still more frail than she used to be.
In order to ensure that Mr and Mrs Doherty are able to continue living at home, further assessments need to be conducted.