My Dad has been in ICU for one month. He's on a ventilator via trach. Every time they lower the propofol to allow him to wake up, his heart rate goes too high, his oxygen saturation too low, and they say he gets 'agitated' and off sync with the vent . . . So they dope him up again. He opens his eyes but doesn't follow commands. His CT scan of his brain is normal.
Does anyone have any idea what can be done to allow him to wake up? They're just keeping him drugged day after day, he has no quality of life like this.