Hi all my dad has been in intensive care for 8 weeks during this time he had bipap for a week then his lung collapsed and he was placed on a ventilator 24 hours later we were called to the hospital as his organs were failing but after being placed on dialysis he got a bit better. After 2 weeks on the ventilator they were proning him and had been able to lower the ventilator and he seemed to be doing better . He had a tracheotomy fitted and we thought great they can wake him now but unfortunately every time they tried he got so distressed they had to sedate again . He has had many ups and down in the last couple of weeks he has liver disease, internal bleeding and his heart stopped 3 times for a couple of seconds they said they think it was from medication. They have all that under control now the main problem his his lungs and liver is still bad . They have been trying to wean him off sedation and ventilator but they said the same the problem is he is breathing to fast and heart rate and blood pressure is going to high so need to sedate again . They called yesterday to say they feel his lungs are damaged to much and that they will never be able to get him off a ventilator and they don’t feel he will get better.
As a last ditch attempt they started a treatment yesterday to drain all the fluid from his body to see if can help but they don’t think it will. They asked us to come in Monday to talk about end of life care .
I’m just so heart broken I feel if they give him longer his lungs could get better but they have said they won’t and that his chest mussels are to weak to even expand fully.
Has anyone been this far gone from covid and a miracle happened and they pulled through?