My husband is in the "waking up" phase after a 2 week induced coma (phenobarbitol) when seizing following cardiac sx and fighting a fungal infection. The drs and nurses are taking great care of him but they give off a hopeless vibe at times. "He's not responding fast enouugh" . they keep his room dark and quiet. I told them yesterday to use lights and tv when he has no visitors to help stimulate his brain. I love this community and the amazing stories, they keep me going when drs take my hope. (I know they dont mean to)
Does anyone else struggle staying positive about ... - ICUsteps
Hi Angelia, I too have trouble staying positive, my girlfriend is in icu for close to 3 months now, I try very hard to get rid of negative thoughts in my mind but sometimes they get the best of me, sometimes she seems fine and sometimes worse. I understand very well what you are going through.
I am 8 months later and there are better and worse moments. You just have to keep moving forward. In my case the drs were wrong about a lot so you never know!
I take it you mean your husband survived, that is good to hear, How long was he in ICU In total?
Surgery 4-20-18. Induced coma until 5-3-18 and ICU until i think end of May but hospital stay was 4 months to the day. Hes been in a nursing home for 5 months and is coming home in a couple weeks. He survived so many obstacles! He's still improving and hes trying so hard. Walks with walker, talks pretty good some slur, memory has bumps.
Thanks for replying, I am so glad that your husband is well on his way to getting better. It gives me hope, my girlfriend has been in ICU for 2 months, she has bad infection in her blood and heart failure. I guess I should expect it to be a very long read.