Hello. My dad fell off a stair rail from 4 meters. He also has a mechanical valve. He broke two ribs and suffered internal bleeding. He was operated 2 times, the first time to clean up the cavities and cure the chest lesions, the second time because of a blood vessel that broke because of coagulation problems in the intestine area. He also had septicemia after the operation. He had lost a lot of blood and had two times his blood weight of transfusion. He was sedated for one week. After one week, the doctors said the operations are ok and started removing the drains he had in the stomach area and lungs. During the second week they kept waking him up and sedating him telling they can't wake him up because of the lungs and because he is agitated. In the last 3 days of this period he was calm and the doctors said the lungs were ok. On the day they weaned him off, after more than 2 weeks from the accident, he was left on spontaneous breathing and woken up for more than 10 hours, and he was obviously in pain. After the removal of the tube he was breathing good. He regained conciousness, but didn't move his body very much. Responded and opened his eyes, not talking. He had high bilirubin levels that were going down, the doctors said it is because of tje medicines. Today his pressure went down. He was first given a non invasive mask and it helped him get stable and raise the pressure. He was then put on the ventilator with a breathing mask for more than an hour, being again in obvious pain. His pressure went down, they said it was normal on a ventilator, but then extremely high. They sedated him and put back the breathing tube. They have checked heart, lungs and brain and said that he doesn't seem to have any damage annd that he fainted because his muscles are too weak to breathe and got tired. I am thankful for keeping him alive, but all these breathing tests seem like torture to me. Dis anyone have any similar experience or has some idea of the situation? Thank you
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