Hi, can anyone help. My dad has fought septic shock admirably. He has been on a ventilator for 3weeks and 3 days. They have reduced his meds and he showed slight signs of movement but he is not coming round as quickly as they would like and yesterday and today his eyes haven’t moved under his lids. He flinches when touched though. It’s been 6 days since they reduced the meds. Should he be awake by now? They are talking of a tracheostomy ( which they thought he wouldn’t need) and are considering a brain scan. We were so pleased he has fought the infection but now we feel pretty hopeless and helpless. Does anyone have an experience they can share please, of it taking a long time for someone to come round. Thank you.
Dad is in his 4th week on a ventilator after Sept... - ICUsteps
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