Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip and update for families in intensive care.
Today’s update is really about a testimonial that we received from one of our clients. So I’ll change the name of the client, of course. And Patricia writes,
This message is long overdue. I just wanted to thank you for all the advice and support that you have provided to me as it relates to my mom. You were 100% correct about everything. LTAC is a total waste of time and you would always get better care at home.
I was able to bring my mom home for two months. We did a pretty good job as her 24-hour nurse, but we also realized that we can’t do everything by ourselves without the specialist support of intensive care nurses. Therefore, unfortunately, she is back in the hospital because we couldn’t keep her at home, predictably without intensive care nurses with a service such as intensive care at home.
And now the hospital is refusing to give her food, water, or medicine. They are also moving to declare her brain-dead so that they can take her off the ventilator. The service you provide is invaluable. I will always be thankful for your services. God bless and thank you for all that you do.
Well, thank you Patricia for your kind words and for giving an update on your mom’s situation. Now, the first thing is that if your mom is now back in ICU and the ICU is refusing food, water, or medicine, that’s either euthanasia, which is illegal, or it could be worse, could be murder, they’re planning for a murder. They can’t just do that without having an advanced care directive from your mom, that this is what she wants or without you as the medical power of attorney giving consent to it.
Again, for anybody watching, the biggest challenge for families in intensive care is that they don’t know what they don’t know. They don’t know what to look for. They don’t know what questions to ask. They don’t know their rights and they don’t know how to manage doctors and nurses in intensive care. And this is pretty much what your situation now boils down to.
Now, you haven’t done your research, Patricia, if your mother even qualifies for being tested for brain death. So you need to do your research to find out is it even appropriate? Is it even indicated to test for brain death? It’s not indicated for withholding food, medicine, or water. Again, that is euthanasia and that is illegal. So, I think you’re at a point with another challenge where you need urgent help and insights to help save your mom’s life.
That is my quick tip for today.
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