Mum had 9 days on ICU with a post-op infection, the first night and day in ICU before she was sedated and intubated she was extremely volatile and convinced we were all trying to hurt her, and she said and did some awful things. Thanks to this website I understand that it wasn't her. She was sedated and intubated for five days, and has taken a few days to be reasonably clear of confusion.For a couple of days after sedation she was convinced she was dead, and that the nurses were trying to hurt her. She now says she has some nasty memories. While she is still recovering (expected to be in hospital for another 8 weeks), if she brings it up shall I encourage her to talk about her memories, or wait until she is further into her recovery? How honest should I be about what happened - I don't want her to be upset by some of the things she did and said? At least thanks to this website I can tell her that she is not alone in her experience.
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