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 the client’s dad is on a hospital ward with a tracheostomy and unfortunately the client’s dad has been readmitted back to ICU with a pneumonia or chest infection. So my client is asking me whether that’s normal and whether that can happen.
Now, if you have read some of our articles at intensivecarehotline.com and if you have read some of our case studies, know that setbacks can happen and in fact it’s often two steps forward, one step back.
Now, my client’s dad went back into ICU with pneumonia, they started my client’s dad on IV antibiotics, they isolated the bacteria and started, you know, the right antibiotics for that bacteria. And after a few days, my client’s dad came out of ICU again.
So my tip for today really, setbacks can happen and especially with a tracheostomy, there is a risk for airway infection and chest infection on tracheostomy. So it can happen. So just get on with it, make sure your loved one gets the right antibiotics or antivirals if it’s in virus, and then move on from there.
That’s my tip for today. Take care for now and i’ll talk to you in a few days.