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My wife was immunosuppressed after a kidney transplant, she contracted severe pneumonia and has been on a ventilator for 8 weeks has now today had her tracheotomy removed and is well on her way to recovery even if it’ll be a long one. I would like to thank you and all the people who have given me the knowledge to face this challenge, to stay positive and to never to give up hope and as long as your loved one's fighting and I was also able to keep fighting with the knowledge you gain from your website and your services.
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You helped us tremendously during the time when my sister was on ECMO for lung failure for many weeks, you were the only person we could turn to and who could truly understand how we were feeling and what we needed! Thank you so much!
My Mum was in ICU for more than three months and some of the time she was on ECMO for ARDS! I was totally outside of my comfort zone and I had no idea how to deal with this situation! My Mum survived and she would not have survived without your help and guidance during this terrible time! Having access to your 1:1 counselling over the phone was amazing! You certainly know what you’re talking about!
I wanted to update you since your advice was so helpful for me when my dad was in the hospital.. His story sounds a lot like today's email, sedated and slow to wake up.. They tried to talk us out of the tracheostomy, saying he would have no brain function. Your advice helped me to know how to advocate for him. Then once he got the trach he was immediately transferred to a step down unit in same hospital (which wasn't very good), and then to long term care.. Thankfully he had good care there and they eventually weaned him off the respirator./trach.. I think in total it was 5 months in some kind of care, then home with nursing and PT to help him gain strength.. I thought you might get a kick out of this, he realized his driver's license had expired and no family member would take him to the DMV... So he snuck out with his walker, drove himself to DMV and got it renewed, and they found him at a nearby pancake house having breakfast.. Anyway, I guess far from never waking up.. Getting your advice was a Godsend.. Thank you again for this amazing service.
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After more than 13 years Intensive Care Nursing experience, in a variety of Intensive Care Nursing settings across Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany, which included Trauma, General, Cardiac, Neurology, Paediatrics, as well as providing Intensive Care Nursing for long-term ventilated Patients and their Families in their own home, Patrik Hutzel has gained valuable and tremendous insight into the world of Intensive Care and Critical Care. Not only has Patrik gained insight and experience from a Clinical and a Nursing point of view, but he has also gained excellent insight about the frustrations, the limitations, the pain, the suffering, the difficulties and the patience, Families and their critically ill loved ones in Intensive Care are usually dealing with, as they are generally dealing with the unexpected and often life threatening situations that are changing Families and their critically ill loved ones life in an instant.