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Husband has bacterial meningitis and sedated atm

Billy51
Billy51
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Has anyone any idea how long someone will be sedated when having this, he's been sedated 3 days and they are decreasing sedation slowly?

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My thoughts are with you both, hang in there, I had bacterial meningitis and sepsis in 2018 I'm still not fully recovered now but slowly getting better, wishing you both the best

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Caroline-T

Hi Caroline. What symptoms are you still dealing with?

Caroline-T
Caroline-T
in reply to Vshan

Memory loss headaches confusion fuzzy head irritable leg syndrome fibromyalgia neurological issues complex PTSD depression anxiety panic attacks, prior to the onslaught of BM and sepsis I worked full time as a nurse for the NHS for 42 years

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Caroline-T

Niagara Health System? We are in Niagara Falls

Caroline-T
Caroline-T
in reply to Vshan

Ok you asked me what symptoms am I still dealing with? I'm answering your question

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Caroline-T

I know thank you for sharing. I wonder if you are also in Niagara.

Caroline-T
Caroline-T
in reply to Vshan

No Devon England at the mercy of the NHS as Doctor's scratch their heads in bemusement

Hello my wife had bacterial meningitis. 2018 .She was sedated for 8 day's. My thoughts are with you .

How is she doing now?

She's doing ok waiting for a stint too be put near brain. Sorry i got it wrong earlier it was 11 day's Sedated So hang in there i know how hard the waiting is. And the not knowing.All the best Ken.

Hi, I had bacterial meningitis in 2017. I was sedated for 9 days. Apparently this was longer than normal though although reading other replies maybe not! I am fully recovered now with no obvious after effects so there is hope, thinking of you x

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Kelbee77

This gives me hope

My husband was in induced coma for 8 days and in hospital 7 weeks. He was just released and will be an outpatient for 7 weeks. He had pneumococcal bacterial meningitis and sepsis 😭😭😭. Very terrifying my thoughts are with you. My husband came out of sedation when his body was ready. It needs to heal. Message me if you want to connect. Its nice to have support from other spouses in similar situations

Leila51
Leila51
in reply to Vshan

After a MRI on Saturday I was told it was a brain infection with sepsis, he is on light sedation and responds to my voice and moving his legs, which is wonderful to me but have been told he could be on a ventilator for weeks, was your husband the same and thank you

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Leila51

He was On deep sedation for 8 days then slowly brought him out. He was on breathing tube and feeding tube also. I would say ten days. Then he was moved rooms and spent total 3 weeks ICU then moved to a rehab hospital for a month. He was on antibiotics iv 7 weeks.

Leila51
Leila51
in reply to Vshan

Thanks I feel a bit better reading this, I know he is in good hands, my husband although 71 is fit and active, and has never been a patient in hospital.

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Leila51

My husband was 39 when he was diagnosed. Spent 40th birthday in a coma 😭. He was active soccer play also with a physical job.

Leila51
Leila51
in reply to Vshan

Tonight he had a seizure and has been sedated again I'm so worried

Vshan
Vshan
in reply to Leila51

Everything ok? Keep us posted. I know waiting is so hard. I spent many days in ICU waiting room

Leila51
Leila51
in reply to Vshan

He's having another ct scan this morning will update you sometime today x

Leila51
Leila51
in reply to Leila51

Ct scan showed pus pockets are gone, and they have now tailored the antibiotic to the infection, consultant can't say whether he'll get better or not, he's sedated, I feel in limbo atm

Sorry to hear! I cannot even imagine how you are feeling...

I had VM in September 2019 and even though I wasn't sedated by the doctors, my body slept for 5 straight days in the hospital. I was released and continued to only sleep for weeks at home. I know VM is much milder than other meningitis but it just shows how dangerous these diseases are, if with Viral I was sleeping so much.

Hang in there! I have found a lot of support in this website and from Meningitis Now..

Thank you

I’m not sure what is the norm? 4 days is a good sign. My mum was in an induced coma when the brain pressure created aneurysm and she died

It's been 7 days today, not worse, not better, stable but critical

I had bacterial meningitis in Jan 2018 I was put in a induced coma for a week I am ok now it's taken 2 years put I have got there it's so hard you think you are never going to to feel right again my heart goes out to you both just me there for him it's takes time

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