My mum was put in a coma last Sunday as she went in to Acute Liver failure. She was admitted to hospital 2 days earlier with Breathing problems. My Mums Kidneys have been struggling for years and she also has liver disease. Pancreas issues and COPD. They had her on a ventilator and Dialysis to start as her Acidosis was high. Day 4, they had her breathing for herself but this caused her BP to go sky high. They combatted this with meds so that night they decided to take her off Dialysis. Yesterday her breathing was struggling so she had to go back on ventilator. Acid levels have jumped but not excessively. They are giving her meds and saying that the kidneys are functioning but not as well as they would like but are seeing how they go for now. Her liver is now working in a reduced capacity. I am extremely worried about how long they can keep her on these machines as she is tiny (6 stone) I know ICU has impact on muscle mass and she hasn't got that to begin with. I love my Mum and dont want her to die but she had limited mobility before this. I don't want her to survive just to be even more miserable than she was before. She has an array of other health issues on top of her already poor organs. She is also depressed as we lost my Dad last year to a heart attack.
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