My husband has been in ICU for 3 weeks after a fall from height, he has multiple fractures which are improving and has been on and off a ventilator 3 times due to secretions in his chest. He has been confused for nearly 2 weeks which became apparent in between the days he was ventilated, 2 weeks ago I was told he had delirium, I have watched this get worse over the last few days and yesterday he was getting regular doses of haloperidol which was calming him down. It's the hallucinations and the constant muttering that concern me most, he has been scanned 3 times for a head injury which isn't showing anything up, his inflammation markers are improving and he doesn't have a temperature so doesn't really have the classic symptoms of delirium but it doesn't really seem to be improving, he is also just 44 and up until now was physically fit and well. I know you can't diagnose how long this will take and if he will have any lasting side effects but I just wondered if there is anyone that can share a similar story and give me a little hope?
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