Somehow I knew when I answered the phone this morning it was going to be bad news. I’d had this horrible feeling in my gut that things weren’t right. Doctor told us she went into cardiac arrest this morning but they were able to shock the heart back into rhythm. She has multiple organ failure and her crp markers are above 500. We’ve also been told the words we have been dreading “prepare for one family member to come in”. I really don’t know how we are supposed to choose which one of us can go and see her for what might possibly be the last time. We aren’t ready for that she is only 23! Is it still possible for her to recover from this? Have any of you or family members experienced similar and come through it?
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This happened to my husband twice and we were told that he wasn't going to make it. He had cardiac arrest and they shock the heart and it was bad. Being a Christian family we started prayer chain and the next day all was calm and in place. My husband is still fighting with God's help. The next day it was calm and that when the medications was working. You may see tomorrow that she is stable same as we saw for my husband. Keep the hope.
Yes ask my wife. Multiple organ failure on a grand scale if that is possible. No realistic chance of survival & I was 30yrs your sister’s senior. She is young and that will stand her well. I had my heart shocked multiple times, dialysis for 7wks & at one point my lungs were described as resembling liver they were that dense.
Thank you everyone for your messages, I really do appreciate it. She is still with us and fighting. Very strange feeling this morning, we know how lucky we are but are all sat on edge waiting for things to go wrong again😢 The nurse said she had a comfortable night. She remains critical but we are keeping as positive as we can for her.
That's amazing! She's making it. I know how you feel. It's the worst thing ever but as we said she's young and that definitely helps. I dunno if you read before but I posted the story of Nick Cordero a Canadian actor who's is fighting hard against Covid and he has endured so much and still on the battle. Take a look:
So today they are stopping the paralysing agent and reducing sedation so keeping my fingers crossed he manages ok🤞🏼
Also trying him on cpap mode again so I hope he does ok and oxygen requirement currently 55%
It's one of those where I am so pleased they feel he is stable enough to try this today but also so worried he won't manage it however need to keep postive and take one day at a time.
Are you ok? Looking after yourself? Xx
I totally get the worry, like you say one day at a time and if the doctors think he is strong enough to try cpap then that’s amazing news. I am keeping everything crossed for you that things go well.
I think I’m running on adrenaline at the moment. The hospital normally ring between 5-7pm so I try to stay busy throughout the day so the time goes quicker. Once she’s more stable and I’m less emotional I’m hoping to get back to work. How about you lovely?xx
That must be so hard having to deal with covid at work too.
Tonights update -CRP markers still rising, they think the infection is resistant to the antibiotic so are trying alternatives. They have proned her to try and give more lung capacity as the chest xray today showed she’s barley got any good lung left. She’s still using the limit of the ventilator at the moment, but she’s still fighting so we have to stay strong for her.
I hope today has been a better day for your dad xx
He’s doing ok , still on a weaning plan for his ventilator it’s just very slow. He’s managed to stand up today with a walking frame getting physically stronger every day .
He refused to do a zoom call today I think he’s just really fed up not being able to communicate back he’s been there 7 weeks now it’s such along time .
Hoping he strong enough to get the tracheotomy valve next week so he can talk to us .
Fast forward a few weeks I think your sister will be doing the same things . I had a call two weeks ago to say his prognosis was looking grim and after a chest drain he’s came on loads . Keep the faith she’s came this far xx
Hi Oliva, stay positive, we allnhad that horrible phome, we had that 3 times. i havent been messaged much as as we got the call on Friday that my dad condition was getting worse the Tracheostomy was leaking for the second time and he got second bound of pneumonia and hear has enlarged and not pumping the blood as normal and his oxygen level was sky high, he had to go through 2 ops over the weekend to see why it was leaking. They still could find the reason why but by sunday late evening they manage to stop the leak and he had procedure with a camera and found his throat had a huge slash. He currently stable sedated and been given strongest antibiotics and now its a waiting game.
I Hope every love ones recovers and home soon.
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope that now they have been able to sort the trachy out you will start to see an improvement in his condition. I feel your pain, waiting for those phone calls makes me feel physically sick. But we have to believe in these nurses and doctor’s that are looking after our loved ones. They really are doing an incredible job. I hope you get some positive news soon and I wish your dad all the best.