Quick Tip for Families in ICU: Never Give Up! Ever!
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Earlier this morning, I recorded a podcast with one of my clients and basically to give you the short version of his. His mom was in intensive care earlier last year, and she had a cardiac arrest and sustained probably a hypoxic brain injury, to give you the long story in the short version of it. It took her months to wake up and it took her months to get off the ventilator, but she’s now off the ventilator breathing by herself just with a tracheostomy and she’s also starting to talk. Whereas the doctors told my client that his mom wouldn’t survive and that she would never wake up.
So, what’s the lesson in there and what’s the tip? The tip is to never give up and always question. You know, time is the best indicator whether your loved one will survive or not and you got to give your loved one time, all the time in the world if that’s what it takes.
And that’s what happened in this situation, my clients’ mom just needed time and often the Intensive Care units and Intensive Care team don’t want to give you the time because they think it’s expensive. They think it’s quote unquote not in the best interest of the patient. They want to empty their beds because they have other patients needing those beds and so forth. So, time is really of the essence now.
These podcasts that are recorded will come out in the next few days. I will announce it here when it’s live on the blog.
So, my tip for today, always question and give it enough time. Take care for now and I’ll talk to in a few days.