I just wanted to write and see if anyone might have any thoughts on my step dads current condition!
He fell ill and was in bed on a Wednesday but nothing too serious he was still watching telly and on his laptop but as the week went on he got worse but didn't want to phone the doctor, the following Tuesday I called 111 as he really didn't seem too well and after a phone consultation they told me to speak to his doctor who immediately phoned him an ambulance!
He was diagnosed with double pneumonia and quickly deteriorated while in hospital with lung heart and kidneys all being supported and after a week we were told he had severe septicaemia. On the Wednesday the week after he was admitted to hospital we were told that he had blood in his lungs and he just wasn't getting enough oxygen into his system despite being on 100%, his salt and what not was all very low in his blood tests and his chances of pulling through were incredibly slim. The next day everything started to improve very slightly and they have been able to reduce his oxygen to 80% but they are concerned he could lose his feet at this point. Now here we are on Friday, and I'm just wondering if anyone on here has been through something similar? did they pull through? Did they discover what the cause of it all was? My step dad is usually a very healthy man and at only 50 years old it's been a massive shock to see him this way! I'm feeling so helpless and would just love some reassurance that everything could be okay!