So my mum has been on and off the ventilator and has done 24 hours without. The weaning is going well. Still has a hospital infection but hopefully the holes -caused by over ventilation are getting smaller and will know for sure when they do next chest scan . They are doing a bit of Physio and stretching her - thank god. I wrote to the head of Physio and there is talk about a special chair she can sit in. Dying for her to get out that bed for a bit. As I'm sure she is. She is still delirious and her frustration and discomfort is clear and real to me. She is a bit more with it but still not obeying commands . Sometimes she nods straight away when I ask her questions and she's mouthing things to me but mostly I just can't make out what she's saying . She won't or maybe can't move her legs when I ask her. She is able to rock them side to side and is lifting her head off the pillow and moving her shoulder and upper back muscles . So altogether seems to be getting better but very very slow progress. Did anyone else take a while to obey commands and come out of the delirium? I'm wondering if it's because she's not on her normal anxiety and anti psychotic medication whilst she's on the pain killed oxycodone (which they are weaning) she is moving her head around bsck and forth and grimacing and very unhappy but is calmed when reassured and spoken to . Wish there was a psychiatrist at the hospital!? Only the pharmacist that I can speak with about this abd the ever changing doctors .
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