My fiance is battling pneumonia as the title states. Its so terrifying to see her this way. The doctors had inserted a chest tube to drain fluid due to pleurisy caused by pneumonia. She has been on a ventilator for 24 hours that started out on 100% oxygen and has since reduced to 40%. The Drs are trying to get her blood gas back in order and trying to regulate her sedatives to just the perfect amount. Drs also said that her kidneys are not working correctly but may be due to sickness and improper acidity in her blood gas. Pneumonia is still evident in her lungs and some inflammation but most fluid around lungs has been drained but her light lung has yet to inflate to normal. I have read horror stories of ARDS and kidney failure I am so worried about all of the poor outcomes but am doing my best to remain positive. We have a 9 year old daughter that helps me remain strong everyday. I guess I am just looking for some sort of support for the times when I am alone, I have cried myself to sleep every night since her admission to the ICU. There have been improvements but this all just seems almost overwhelming.