Tanesha Watson from Loughton has been caring for her disabled son on her own for two weeks

Tanesha and Obed

Tanesha and Obed

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The mother of a young disabled boy claims she has been abandoned by social services after her son was incapacitated by a hip operation.

Tanesha Watson was promised carers would support her when her six-year-old son, Obed, who has cerebral palsy, returned home to Willingale Road in Loughton two weeks ago.

Obed cannot walk or sit unaided and his mother has to lift, carry and wash him without any support.

The 29-year-old said: “He’s in a hip brace after the operation so it’s really difficult.

“I haven’t got the proper equipment. I have been phoning social services everyday and they always say that there is no manager around.

“They said that the hospital didn’t call and let them know that Obed was out. I know that mistakes happen but he has been home since January 13.

“I keep getting told that they are looking for someone.

“I’ve been doing it all myself. I’ve done my back in. I’m in agony.”

Obed is also missing out on his education as an assessment has not been carried out.

He is also said to be struggling to sleep after the occupational therapy team left his bed downstairs.

Miss Watson of Willingale Road is angry that her son is missing out on proper health care and education.

“This is killing me. I just want some help for my son,” she added.

An Essex County Council spokesperson said: “Essex County Council does not comment on individual cases but we can confirm we are working with the family regarding care provision and will continue to do so to ensure appropriate support is provided.”

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2:43pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ruby newbie says...

this council probably too busy getting private firm houses built....they are very quick then
this council probably too busy getting private firm houses built....they are very quick then ruby newbie
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2:45pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

It's palsy, not palsey!
It's palsy, not palsey! Helen, Walthamstow
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5:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

myopinioncounts says...

Gone are the days when a patient was kept in hospital until they were fit to be discharged. Now even hours after an operation they are sent home without the backup necessary for aftercare. A friend who had major surgery to rebuild her shattered ankle was sent home where she lived alone with only a walking frame to aid her. As she lived in a bungalow it was decided that she 'could manage'.
Gone are the days when a patient was kept in hospital until they were fit to be discharged. Now even hours after an operation they are sent home without the backup necessary for aftercare. A friend who had major surgery to rebuild her shattered ankle was sent home where she lived alone with only a walking frame to aid her. As she lived in a bungalow it was decided that she 'could manage'. myopinioncounts
  • Score: 2

5:43pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
Gone are the days when a patient was kept in hospital until they were fit to be discharged. Now even hours after an operation they are sent home without the backup necessary for aftercare. A friend who had major surgery to rebuild her shattered ankle was sent home where she lived alone with only a walking frame to aid her. As she lived in a bungalow it was decided that she 'could manage'.
They are to encourage circulation to avoid thromosmosis.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: Gone are the days when a patient was kept in hospital until they were fit to be discharged. Now even hours after an operation they are sent home without the backup necessary for aftercare. A friend who had major surgery to rebuild her shattered ankle was sent home where she lived alone with only a walking frame to aid her. As she lived in a bungalow it was decided that she 'could manage'.[/p][/quote]They are to encourage circulation to avoid thromosmosis. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

12:50am Thu 30 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
Gone are the days when a patient was kept in hospital until they were fit to be discharged. Now even hours after an operation they are sent home without the backup necessary for aftercare. A friend who had major surgery to rebuild her shattered ankle was sent home where she lived alone with only a walking frame to aid her. As she lived in a bungalow it was decided that she 'could manage'.
Encouraged to walk around to promote circulation to ensure well being I meant.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: Gone are the days when a patient was kept in hospital until they were fit to be discharged. Now even hours after an operation they are sent home without the backup necessary for aftercare. A friend who had major surgery to rebuild her shattered ankle was sent home where she lived alone with only a walking frame to aid her. As she lived in a bungalow it was decided that she 'could manage'.[/p][/quote]Encouraged to walk around to promote circulation to ensure well being I meant. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

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