Hi has any one here had to have a tracheostomy fitted?? How did you cope was you able to talk eat??...
Dad is in his 4th week on a ventilator after Septic shock
They are talking of a tracheostomy ( which they thought he wouldn’t need ) and are considering a brain scan....
Broken spine; broken ribs... encouragement
After ' successful ' surgery on his spine, he's been in an induced coma these last eight days, Today, before the doctors tried to wake him; t...
Sepsis and meningitis
Now he is off intensive care, off all life support and breathing independently, although he has a tracheostomy fitted....
Advice for a newbie please
Hello all, I'm hoping that someone can give me some advice - 9 weeks ago, my husband suffered a cardiac arrest whilst driving alone. Although...
What is considered the latter stages of MSA?
Hi my name is Kelly! I have been caring for my Mother for over a year now who was first diagnosed with Parkinson's in Aug 2015 but then redia...
Back on track
Hi everyone We had. A set back a few weeks ago Tony had some seizures fell into a coma and then they actually had to induce him for a few day...
Sepsis & PVL
I was rushed in 3 months ago as I went into septic shock and placed straight in an induced coma for 10 days, my body went through so much , m...
Still feeling mentally lost after almost 2 yrs
I went into ICU in May 2015 with escalating breathing diffculties. I spent 2 weeks in an induced coma and then a further 5 weeks conscious in...
Having thyroid removed for the 2nd time!!
I had my thyroid removed in August 2007, during this my right vocal chord was damaged & i have suffered with nerve pain ever since....
Since my last post the nurses have advised my brother in laws GCS score has increased from a 4 to a 6. ( He doesn't get any point based on ve...
Not following commands, trach, COPD, pneumonia
My 76 y.o. Dad has been in ICU since May 20, he was intubated until June 12 when they did a tracheotomy. Has anyone ever have issues with an ...
Update and Advice on delirium please
I wrote a post about a month ago about my close friend who was in an induced coma with chronic pnuemonia and sepsis. At 3weeks he had his bre...
Waking up process
She had a tracheostomy 2 days ago and starting the process of waking up....
Bisopropol Fumarate and Ventolin Evohaler (salbutamol) possible warning
Thankfully recovering very quickly as I was reasonably healthy ( apart from AF ) and active before this....
2 month coma
I was diagnosed with breast cancer ( for the 2nd time in 4 years ) Jan 2016. I was in the coma for 54 days, where on 3 different occasions my...
Can't wean off sedation
My Dad has been in ICU for one month. He's on a ventilator via trach....
Hope for my mom with pulmonary fibrosis
My mom was admitted to the hospital with double pneumonia and copd and now has been moved to icu and now diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis an...
4 weeks in - tracheostomy planned
So we are now 4 weeks in and this morning my dad was meant to go down for a tracheostomy....
How long did it take you to come off ventilator? Copd
Just wondering how long it took some of you to come off ventilator once you were awake. My mother has been awake for 6 days and they are slow...
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