Struggling to cope with my Dad and his brain injury.....
Hi All. I have just joined this forum as i am struggling to cope with my dad's injuries after 5 months in hospital....
10 days ago my 31 year old nephew had a quad biking accident whilst on holiday in Cyprus.
He has been in intensive care ever since the accident, has had a stent fitted and has had a tracheotomy. He is now breathing for himself and ...
The nightmare that will never end.
When I was able to speak again after having my tracheotomy removed I told my wife about this nightmare and how it bothered me much more than ...
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I was in an ICU for 3 weeks in December 2010 following a Boerhaave spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus. My lungs packed up so was on a vent...
I had my oesophagectomy in June 2011. 2 days after my op I had a cardiac arrest and was kept in an enforced coma for 3 weeks.
I also was given a tracheotomy. I have improved a lot since the op and went back to work part time in October....
Happy!!:)but worried about what happens next?
My husband is responding well still not 100% focused but being fed ice cream drinking coffee they hope they can remove his tracheotomy in 4-5...
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