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Icu induced coma infection

Please am desperate for some positive support I'm 28 and my dad is 53 he was admitted last week after a fall down the stairs the actual issue is a servere kidney infection, he's organs were shutting down this time last week and was told he wouldn't make, but after some slight improvement I've been feeling hopeful until today I was told there is a new infection and his temperature and heart rate have shot back up, he has been in an induced coma for over a week now and it's not looking good, I'm terrified love him so much but just getting perminant negative vibes

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I was in an induced coma for 5 weeks. Also had blood infection, kidney failure, collapsed lung, blood clot,...all kinds of bad things going on. I had my last right read to me and was suppose to have died several times. By some miracle I started getting better. My family was told that if i happened to survive, chances are I'd have severe brain damage, not be able to walk or talk again, have no memory, and be on oxygen tanks the rest of my life. For some unexplainable reason I survived and have made a full recovery and 100% healthy again.

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Thank you, am praying he also makes a full recovery, it's a very anxious tine

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Hey there 👋🏻

You’re in the right place for support ❤️

So many of us on this site are survivors, our families were told to expect the worse, but we are here to give you support and tell you your Dad will be fighting.

I was in a coma for 2 weeks, it was a roller coaster for my family throughout, recovery is not a linear smooth process, it’s 2 steps forward, 3 back sometimes, but we are all here for you xx

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Thank you that means alot xx

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Hi I'm michael I was induced in a coma at the end of 2016 I had full organ fauliar and i was under for 8 weeks and they told my family I would not make it I'm here today I'm sure ur dad is a fighter and he will come out the other side keep praying and ill pray for him today keep ur head and never give up he needs post if thinking make sure u keep talking to him even tho he is asleep

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Your Dad is young and has every chance of recovery because of that. It is frightening to see a member of your family go through this and it is a rollercoaster with positive steps forward and then steps back. My brother was in an induced coma at the start of the year- he is a few years younger than your Dad -we were also given similar prognosis. Today he is fit and well and running round after his children. I’ve sent a link below to explain what happens in an induced coma as it may help reassure you

intensivecarehotline.com/qu...

Remain hopeful and strong for your Dad and keep talking to him as it will reassure him to know you are there.

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Numerous infections whilst overcoming flu, double pneumonia septic shock leading to heart, kidney & respiratory failure. 57 day coma, severe ARDS, VRE, CMV, MSSA & glandular fever. Finally discovered I had a type of leukaemia- 2 1/2 yrs after discharge- leading a pretty normal life.

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I hope at this point your dad has begun to improve. It is par for the course to acquire some kind of infection whilst in a coma. Usually around the 3 week period. Chest infections are the most common. My daughter already had Viral Pneumonia and ARDS which caused her to need a trachy, then at almost week 3, it was discovered she also had Bacterial Pneumonia. Her kidneys shut down and she was placed on frequent dialysis. She wound up with a UTI. It was told to us this is a normal part of coma. Infections are expected and they check for them regularly. Patients can also acquire bladder infections from the tubes etc. I am assuming he is having dialysis which will take the pressure off and let his kidneys take a break. Hopefully antibiotics will help him in the short term. Recovery from coma can be harder then the initial cause. Just hang in there and try to stay positive. All the best.

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