After getting out of ECMO( 40 days) ,now on ventilator, my father is in fever from continuous 4 days, inspite of having antibiotics medication going on, sometimes fever cut off in morning time but again gradually start increasing in daytime. He was active though when was on ECMO but now he is not paying attention towards us,We are not understanding what all this is happening, we wanna talk to him, but he is not responding to us ,don't know he is doing this consciously or unconsciously...we are very worried about his mental state...

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  • Why is your father on ECMO for heart failure or lung failure?

    Also, does he have a tracheostomy or is he breathing via a breathing tube in his mouth?

    Is he still in an induced coma?

  • My father was onVV ECMO for lungs , he was suspected with H1N1. 5 days before removing EcMO, his tracheostomy had done. He was responding to us before in a normal way, though obvious not able to talk but now he is not responding to us now, he is in a conscious state but feel very restless. Doctors are saying it happens bcoz he is so weak from inside that he don't want to talk to anyone otherwise there is no reason apart from dat. Is it so??

  • My father had a fever for some days after coming off ecmo. We were told it's a common reaction after ecmo is disconnected.

  • A long-term stay in ICU will make any Patient weak and often delirious

    It sounds to me like the tracheostomy should have been done much earlier, to reduce the need for sedation.

    Have a look for more info with those links here

    What Are The Side Effects Of An Induced Coma?


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