My best friend has been in the ICU 5 days and in an induced coma for 3. She has Cystic Fibrosis and is at 27% lung function. On top of that she has pneumonia and had a heart attack on Thursday. She seems to be getting worse instead of better. I am completely beside myself...I can't fathom the thought of losing her. I've been having headaches and stomachaches almost constantly from stress and just about have given up hope. I'm praying like crazy (as are more then 100 other people) do you think she can survive this?
Best friend in induced coma: My best friend has... - ICUsteps
You will be surprised what the body can cope with
In my case I was in a coma for over 3 weeks after a cardiac arrest which took 40 mins to revive me, then gave ARDS and pneumonia a go as well whilst in ICU
They feared brain damage and then one day I simply woke up, it took a while to get back on my feet but I was alive and well
Always try to keep positive your friend will need you
Thoughts and prayers with you at this time