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....
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...
Sepsis and meningitis
Now he is off intensive care, off all life support and breathing independently, although he has a tracheostomy fitted....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Bisopropol Fumarate and Ventolin Evohaler (salbutamol) possible warning
Thankfully recovering very quickly as I was reasonably healthy ( apart from AF ) and active before this....
Waking up process
She had a tracheostomy 2 days ago and starting the process of waking up....
Post Traumatic Amnesia
it's now been 8 days which I know doesn't bode wel for the severity of the brain injury....
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....
Can't wean off sedation
My Dad has been in ICU for one month. He's on a ventilator via trach....
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...
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...
Induced coma x 2
Hi I'm Sarah, November 2014 I was rushed to hospital with severe ketoacidosis ( type 1 diabetes ) and put in an induced coma for nine days. I...
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