Posted by: concerned | 2004/11/04

please help

My dad was swimming about a week ago, he dove into the swimming pool and cut his head open. luckily there was someone there to pull him out, he was unconscious. they called an ambulence which took him to hospital. they didn't really take x-rays because he couldn't fit into the machine.
His entire shoulder is bruised and swollen. they released him with a lot of pain killers.
He's now at home in a LOT of pain, his shoulder is still REALLY swollen, it doesn't look like there's much feeling in his entire arm, but it's so sore he can hardly move it to check.
Any advice, he's not really interested in going to hospital because of a very bad experience a couple of months ago.
Any medication we can try? could one of the veins / nerves be pinched therefore causing the swollen shoulder + arm?
Please help

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Concerned, the best would be to take him to his GP and make sure that he didn’t injure his neck vertebrae. He might also have a brain injury so the best would be to see a doctor ASAP. Good luck.

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