Hi, A week ago today (well technically itll be an exact week come midnignt) my mom had a really bad asthma attack. Shes 43 and has severe asthma. Doctors realized she wasn't breathing out enough Co2 so they decided it was best to sedate her and put her on a vent. Day #2 they figured out she has a common cold and shes really wheezy & her lungs were barely moving any air, and she was also fighting the vent, so day #2 they put her on a paralytic. They took down the paralytic yesterday, its been 24 hours and her Co2 levels have stayed stable, and shes doing fine without the paralytic. Its day 6, and the doctor is letting her rest today because he claims shes still wheezy, and lungs are still tight but moving "air" , doctors may try to start letting down on the sedatives tomorrow.. shes on a steriod dose 2x a day, diprivan and fentanyl.. My question is, a situation like hers, how much longer do you think she will be like this.. Its almost a week .. Im trying to be patient and there has been progress but its so hard! Also, since she has been sedated so long, will it take long for her to wake up. Any advice is appreciated ❤️
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