Hi, im new here just looking for others that can understand the emotional rollercoaster that is ICU.
My mum was admitted with a severe sore throat, that turned into epiglottitis, followed by double pneumonia, deep set mediastinitis and septic shock. The docs gave her 48 hours to live....devastated! She is still clinging on though. They have saod without surgery to drain around her heart she wont survive, but the surgeons have said the operation would kill her. Desperately trying to stay positive, but so hard when all the medical staff are saying otherwise. My mum is 62, non smoker etc. Does she have a chance?? Thank you x