I am an OB nurse, so I don't know much about anything but OB. Anyway, my 90 yo grandma who had been totally independent, had a cva on 12/24. She is in a small town hospital about an hour away from me and her doc doesn't see pts in the hospital, so she is assigned to the hospitalist. She has right sided paralysis, asphasia, and dysphagia. She seems to know us and responds to commands, but is confused. I know it's the holiday season, but no one can explain the plan of care to us. She has had no physical therapy, speech therapy, etc. Shouldn't this begin asap? Can anyone tell me what to expect? She is basically just lying in the bed. She is tired and worn out. She has a living will - DNR. They did put a nasal feeding tube in yesterday; she is NPO. What about the hospitalist? Should he/she be seeing her daily and explain the plan of care to us? Should I call her regular doc and get a referral for a neurologist? What can we expect regarding rehab? Thanks, I appreciate any advice; this is so different from ob.