My mum went in with Pneumonia 5 weeks ago and now has 2 holes in each lung due to over ventilation and psudamonas infection in each lung. She is responding to antibiotics but they said it will take 6 weeks minimum. She is starting to breath on her own for short periods (3 hours yesterday) but they still won't start the rehab (only on her lungs) and have given various reasons saying she is too ill. She has been out of the induced coma for a week and has delirium so not responding. Im pretty sure the delirium is partly due to not being able to move or speak, lack of sleep and the drugs (fentynal and Clonodine) She has Fentynal for the drain that is taking fluids from one of the holes with infection in near the rib cage.
She can't move any of her body except her neck and face. Im desperate for her to start moving again and i intend to go to the consultant tomorrow and Monday and say enough is enough.
I feel it is dangerous for her recovery to leave her any longer and have read it could take 2 years for full recovery.
Has any one else been incapacitated for 5 weeks or more and did you recover ok with rehab?
Any ideas would be most grateful.