Im posting alot even though im still new
But this journey started 2 weeks ago today, my mom had a really bad asthma attack, she was not breathing out enough C02, and her airways were basically closed. She had to be sedated and put on a ventilator. She would breathe over the vent and because off that doctors paralyzed her for 5 days. 2 weeks later we have come a long way! Her lungs sound normal again, she's maintained her C02 levels, and ever since Wednesday whenever she does her breathing trails she does 10-12 hours a day and does great!!! But also within those days her blood pressure has gone really high.. So a new IV was started for blood pressure medication. The doctor who has been with her moved to a new floor. His plan was to take the tube out today. But now theres a new Doctor on the floor. She wants to do a tracheotomy. Her reasoning is to control her blood pressure, and now we found out the very bottom of her left lung, a small part collapsed. I just feel if it was serious she wouldn't be able to tolerate breathing on her own .. Theyve started to wake her up today and she was crying so bad and trying to talk.. It hurt my heart..My mom never wanted to be on a vent.. And i know she wouldn't want a tracheotomy.. And i feel as its not 100% necessary.. Im losing my mind.. Please share any stories or please give me any advice.. Tia..