Hi there what a great group.
My mum suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday evening. Luckily my oh could do cpr till the ambulance came they worked on her for 40 mins and in the ambulance her heart started beating and she was breathing and trying to rip tunes out!
She is now in intensive care after the catheter lab did their job and put in a balloon stent. She was totally sedated being breather for and blood pressure being controlled.
They tried to take her off sedation to see how she would react in terms of brain damage. So they have kept her on mild sedatives to bring her round easier and hopefully that will make her respond better?
The balloon pump was reduced by 20% and she is doing good. She can actually breath for herself 100% and the best thing is - today being less sedated she opened her eyes and was responding to me every time I asked.
Got a big day tomorrow! They are going to try and bring her off sedation and stop the balloon pump. Hopefully asses the damage to her heart and brain ( trying to be positive although she is very poorly.
Anyone have any stories of hope or encouragement TIA Emma
It's boards like this that keep me going and today has been the only day a nurse made me feel comfortable supported and was approachable I have to say some have questionable bedside manner which is wrong but will deal with that latter as I feel some changes need making when I look at this from a psychologists point of view.