Will my Dad ever come off of ventilator? - ICUsteps

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Will my Dad ever come off of ventilator?

Football72
Football72

Dad, 73 yrs. old. ARDS, aspiration, on vent since 8/20. Was on dialysis for 8 weeks, but kidneys have bounced back. No sedation for 1 week. He follows with his eyes and puckers up when asked for a kiss. They say he'll be vent dependent forever. I don't agree. He has severe anxiety normally, and I'm sure that is a factor. Thoughts?

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