Mind needs to heal also
Posted January 31, 2017
Poor Iain, the only way that he can come off the ventilator is if becomes more cognizant and can breath on his own. To do that the sedatives have to be reduced. Today Iain did come out of the fog and was obviously terrified. It was a terrible thing as we could not get him to understand that it would just be a phase of the recovery. He was trying to rip out the ventilator (which would have been horribly painful). In the end they had to give him extra sedatives and so the wheel just keeps turning. Tomorrow will be another day and perhaps today was worse because he had an anaesthetic for the bronchoscopy. He did tolerate that procedure quite well and they managed to remove secretions and do the biopsy without causing a pnuemothorax (a collapsed lung - I will be testing everyone when this is over). We will get the biopsy results tomorrow. We will be rereading all of your lovely comments to him as he wakes up so thanks again everyone.