hi all! 2 weeks ago my father(64 year old) was rushed to the ER while on his Honeymoon in Hawaii. Turns out it was Septic Shock from the Flu and Strep Pneumonia. During his 10 days in the ICU ... he was in an induced coma(paralyzed twice), on max heart suppressors for 4 days, continuous dialysis, and incubated. Finally after his blood pressure began to rebound, we woke him up after 8 days and on day 10 we exubated him! He moved to a hospital room yesterday. He knows who we all are, just not himself. At first he didn't sleep..just stared blankly even with desperate attempts to ask him to rest. His voice has changed and doesn't say much..sometime has glimmers of his old self and still has some of a sense of humor.. maybe its just the crazy off the wall things he says. However, he still can't physically move much other than some arm and feet wiggles. And after 4 days of exubation, they still won't let him eat because of his throat muscles. Wonder how long it will take him to come back physically and mentally???? I know we must be patient, but just looking for some insight. Also know we need to get him home to Texas as the hospital is saying they have done all they can. THANKS ALL!
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