Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Yesterday, I was talking to a client and she said that her husband was 62, had a subarachnoid hemorrhage two days ago and within 24 hours the Intensive Care team told her that it’s quote-unquote in the best interest for her husband to remove life support and let him die because he wouldn’t have any chance for recovery.
So I asked the client, you know on what grounds and you know, the ICU team suggested that the CT scan of the brain apparently suggests that it’s in the best interest of her husband to stop life support.
Now I can tell you from experience after 20 years having worked in ICU that it’s too early for withdrawing life support because patients especially with brain injuries, you know, it takes a long time sometimes weeks or months, even months to recover. So do not rush into any life or death decisions because your husband could be dead within no time and even though you don’t even know whether there is or there isn’t a realistic chance of recovery because only time will tell that.
So that’s my tip for today. Check out our case studies at intensivecarehotline.com. If you have any questions, please send me an email to [email protected] or call me on one of the numbers on the top of the website.
Take care for now.