Intensive Care Hotline https://intensivecarehotline.com is instantly improving the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that they can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, control, power and influence and therefore stay in control of their Family's and their critically ill loved one's destiny Wed, 22 May 2019 11:47:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 The INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM Podcast features topics that support Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care.<br /> INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM is instantly improving the lives of Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that they can have real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! Patrik Hutzel yes episodic Patrik Hutzel patrikhutzel@optusnet.com.au patrikhutzel@optusnet.com.au (Patrik Hutzel) INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM Podcast Intensive Care Hotline https://intensivecarehotline.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://intensivecarehotline.com TV-G My Mother is in the ICU after Cardiac Arrest. How Soon Will She Be Oriented and Extubated? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-a-cardiac-arrest-how-soon-will-she-be-oriented-and-extubated/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 22:00:17 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16816 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-a-cardiac-arrest-how-soon-will-she-be-oriented-and-extubated/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-a-cardiac-arrest-how-soon-will-she-be-oriented-and-extubated/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-a-cardiac-arrest-how-soon-will-she-be-oriented-and-extubated/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-a-cardiac-arrest-how-soon-will-she-be-oriented-and-extubated/">My Mother is in the ICU after Cardiac Arrest. How Soon Will She Be Oriented and Extubated?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Mother is in the ICU for Cardiac Arrest. Are These Anti-Seizure Medications (Phenobarbital) Keeping Her Asleep Much Longer?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to answer questions from one of my clients Stephanie as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Stephanie’s mother is in post-cardiac arrest care in the ICU, and Stephanie is asking if there is a way for her mom to wake up real soon and be oriented?
My Mother is in ICU after Cardiac Arrest. How Soon Will She Be Oriented and Extubated?

Patrik: You know, I mean, how much easier is it to go to rehab without a trach, as opposed-
George: Correct-
Patrik: -to go to LTAC, which is a huge delay.
Stephanie:  Yes.
Miranda: Y’all, great big dollar signs, that’s what the trach is about. The dollar signs.
Patrik: Oh, absolutely. It’s all about the dollar there. You know-
Right. It’s all about the dollar. And it’s about the base, it’s about the ICU resources.
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Stephanie: That’s right.
Patrik: And again, don’t get me wrong, there is a time and a place for a trach. But, before you sign, before you do a trach, you need to tick all the boxes, you know, if she can’t be weaned off the ventilator, you know, she has an un… you know, there are certain boxes to be ticked, which then leads me to the next question, what are the benefits of a https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16777 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-cardiac-arrest-are-these-anti-seizure-medications-phenobarbital-keeping-her-asleep-much-longer/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-cardiac-arrest-are-these-anti-seizure-medications-phenobarbital-keeping-her-asleep-much-longer/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-cardiac-arrest-are-these-anti-seizure-medications-phenobarbital-keeping-her-asleep-much-longer/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-for-cardiac-arrest-are-these-anti-seizure-medications-phenobarbital-keeping-her-asleep-much-longer/">My Mother is in the ICU for Cardiac Arrest. Are These Anti-Seizure Medications (Phenobarbital) Keeping Her Asleep Much Longer?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Mother is in the ICU Post Cardiac Arrest. Will She Be Able to Recover and Wake Up?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to answer questions from one of my clients Stephanie as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Stephanie’s mother had a cardiac arrest for 3-4 minutes and is now in ICU, and Stephanie and her family are asking if the sedatives are hindering her waking up phase?
My Mother is in the ICU for Cardiac Arrest. Are These Anti-Seizure Medications (Phenobarbital) Keeping Her Asleep Much Longer?

Tonette: Their vent unit is not a long-term care unit. It’s a transitional unit.
Miranda: That’s right.
Patrik: Mm-hmm (affirmative) okay, okay. So what is important to know with the long-term acute care, we see especially in the United States, that a tracheostomy is often illegal to get patients out of ICU to long-term acute care as quickly as possible? Why? ICU beds are in demand, right? From an insurance perspective an LTAC is way more cost-effective. From my perspective and my experience talking to people in a situation like yours every single day, an LTAC, most of the time, is a disaster zone. Right?
Patrik: Anybody on a ventilator with a trach should not leave Intensive Care until they’re weaned off a ventilator. Why? Anybody on a ventilator needs the specialist skills from an ICU doctor, ICU nurse, respiratory therapist and so forth. The minute somebody on a ventilator with a trach goes to LTAC,]]>
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My Mother is in the ICU Post Cardiac Arrest. Will She Be Able to Recover and Wake Up? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-post-cardiac-arrest-will-she-be-able-to-recover-and-wake-up/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:00:41 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16773 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-post-cardiac-arrest-will-she-be-able-to-recover-and-wake-up/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-post-cardiac-arrest-will-she-be-able-to-recover-and-wake-up/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-post-cardiac-arrest-will-she-be-able-to-recover-and-wake-up/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-mother-is-in-the-icu-post-cardiac-arrest-will-she-be-able-to-recover-and-wake-up/">My Mother is in the ICU Post Cardiac Arrest. Will She Be Able to Recover and Wake Up?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Sister has SLE and ARDS in the ICU. Is the ICU Team Doing the Best Treatment for Her or is End of Life Her Only Option? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Stephanie as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Stephanie’s mother had a cardiac arrest in public transport and is now in ICU post CPR, and she is asking if Tracheostomy is the only option for her.
My Mother is in the ICU Post Cardiac Arrest. Will She Be Able to Recover and Wake Up?

Patrik: Okay, so now were complete.
Miranda: Yes.
Patrik: Okay, wonderful.
Stephanie: Roll call? You want to take a roll call, Mr.Hutzel.
Patrik: Yes, I can. Can everybody here me?
Stephanie: Yes.
Miranda: Yes.
Tonette: Yes.
Rebecca: Yes. 
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Patrik: And Stephanie, can I just ask, so the email that you sent to me, with the question, everybody on the call has got the same questions?
Tonette: Yes.
Stephanie: That is correct.
Patrik: Wonderful, wonderful, okay. Okay.
For me to clarify, Stephanie, or for anybody, how long had Carmen been in intensive care for? How many days has it been?
Stephanie: Okay, I’ll let Miranda answer that.
Miranda: Okay, um, she came in last Monday, so…
Patrik: Four days.
Miranda: Nine days.
Patrik: Oh, nine days, so, oh, okay, Monday the tenth, Monday the tenth of September.
Stephanie: Mm-hmm (affirmative)-
Patrik: Okay.
Stephanie: Ten days.
Patrik: Okay, and there’s a couple of other things that I need to clarify before I then go into answering the questions.
You’re talking about massive heart attack, but you’re also talking about that the co-workers started CPR. That to me, indicates that she would have had a cardiac arrest not only heart attack. Do you-
Stephanie: Correct. Myocardial infarction, correct.
Patrik: Okay,]]>
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My Sister has SLE and ARDS in the ICU. Is the ICU Team Doing the Best Treatment for Her or is End of Life Her Only Option? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-has-sle-and-ards-in-the-icu-is-the-icu-team-doing-the-best-treatment-for-her-or-end-of-life-is-her-only-option/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:00:38 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16763 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-has-sle-and-ards-in-the-icu-is-the-icu-team-doing-the-best-treatment-for-her-or-end-of-life-is-her-only-option/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-has-sle-and-ards-in-the-icu-is-the-icu-team-doing-the-best-treatment-for-her-or-end-of-life-is-her-only-option/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-has-sle-and-ards-in-the-icu-is-the-icu-team-doing-the-best-treatment-for-her-or-end-of-life-is-her-only-option/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-has-sle-and-ards-in-the-icu-is-the-icu-team-doing-the-best-treatment-for-her-or-end-of-life-is-her-only-option/">My Sister has SLE and ARDS in the ICU. Is the ICU Team Doing the Best Treatment for Her or is End of Life Her Only Option?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Sister is in Intensive Care with Lung Failure and liver failure. Is This a Poor Prognosis? Help!
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Arnold as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Arnold’s sister has SLE and a severe case of ARDS in ICU, and Arnold is asking if the ICU team is giving positive options or just hindering her treatment.
My Sister has SLE and ARDS in the ICU. Is the ICU Team Doing the Best Treatment for Her or is End of Life Her Only Option?

Patrik: Intensive care hotline, Patrik speaking, how can I help?
Arnold: Hi, Patrik this is Arnold.
Patrik: Yes.
Arnold: Good morning.
Patrik: Good morning, how are you?
Arnold: You already know, I don’t have to say how I am. 
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Patrik: No, that’s okay.
Arnold: Thank you for taking the call. What I’d like to do Patrik, I just spoke with Brian. The husband of Angelica. And of course he has power of attorney. So what I want to do, I just texted him and he said he can talk. So what I first want to do, I do want us to be on like a three way call because my dad is also in the car so I want everybody to be on the speaker phone.
Patrik: Okay. Sure. And do you know what they’ve done in order to get CO2 down to the 90s?
Just got to give me one moment. I’ll just bring up … yeah. And you mentioned in the e-mail yesterday that your brother-in-law Brian… that the ECMO was mentioned as an option yesterday. Is that correct?
Arnold:  Yes, ECMO was mentioned as an option.
Patrik: Okay, an option. But then it was never mentioned again basically?
Arnold: Mm-hmm (affirmative) – they did say that ECMO was futile and that it wouldn’t be “in the best interest” of my sister.]]>
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My Sister is in Intensive Care with Lung Failure and liver failure. Is This a Poor Prognosis? Help! https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-is-in-the-icu-with-lung-failure-is-this-a-poor-prognosis-her-liver-is-in-toxicity-too-help/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:00:15 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16728 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-is-in-the-icu-with-lung-failure-is-this-a-poor-prognosis-her-liver-is-in-toxicity-too-help/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-is-in-the-icu-with-lung-failure-is-this-a-poor-prognosis-her-liver-is-in-toxicity-too-help/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-is-in-the-icu-with-lung-failure-is-this-a-poor-prognosis-her-liver-is-in-toxicity-too-help/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-sister-is-in-the-icu-with-lung-failure-is-this-a-poor-prognosis-her-liver-is-in-toxicity-too-help/">My Sister is in Intensive Care with Lung Failure and liver failure. Is This a Poor Prognosis? Help!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is On Septic Shock and on CRT. Did He Pass Away Because of Withheld Dialysis and Inotropes?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Arnold as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Arnold’s sister had a severe case of ARDS and in the ICU, and now Arnold is asking if there is any way to prolong her life while waiting for a transplant.
My Sister is in Intensive Care with Lung Failure and liver failure. Is This a Poor Prognosis? Help!

Arnold: Yes, hello?
Patrik: Hi, is that Arnold?
Arnold: Oh yes, hello.
Patrik: Yes, Patrik here from Intensivecarehotline.com, how are you?
Arnold: Hi, hi Patrik. So glad that you’re calling. Thank you so much.
Patrik: You’re very welcome. So your sister is not in a good situation is she? 
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Arnold: Yeah, they said that her CO2 levels have risen to like over 100 and they keep going up and what is it?-
Patrik: Why? Do you know? Tell me, we’ve got about-
Arnold: Well she had lung failure. So she was originally at Blue Hospital to try to get a lung transplant but unfortunately she didn’t get a match and now just recently they said that to keep her alive they have to put her on an induced coma. That was about eight days ago and now today they’re saying that pretty much there’s no more hope, that the CO2 levels are too high and they’re only gonna go higher and higher and cause toxicity for the liver and the kidneys.
Patrik: Yeah. No, I understand. We’ve got about 15 minutes because, you know, I always have 15 minutes, I’m afraid. But that’s okay.
Arnold: Sure.
Patrik: So, is your sister still on the lung transplant list? They have not taken her off because of the issues have they?
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My Critically Ill Husband is in Septic Shock and on Dialysis. Did He Pass Away Because of Withheld Dialysis and Inotropes? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-septic-shock-and-on-crt-did-he-pass-away-because-of-withheld-dialysis-and-inotropes/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:00:15 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16714 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-septic-shock-and-on-crt-did-he-pass-away-because-of-withheld-dialysis-and-inotropes/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-septic-shock-and-on-crt-did-he-pass-away-because-of-withheld-dialysis-and-inotropes/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-septic-shock-and-on-crt-did-he-pass-away-because-of-withheld-dialysis-and-inotropes/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-septic-shock-and-on-crt-did-he-pass-away-because-of-withheld-dialysis-and-inotropes/">My Critically Ill Husband is in Septic Shock and on Dialysis. Did He Pass Away Because of Withheld Dialysis and Inotropes?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is in Septic Shock. Was His Ischemic Gut Related to the Cardiac Arrest? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had cardiac bypass surgery, sustained a stroke in the ICU and now Eva is asking why her husband passed away, is it because of withheld dialysis and Norepinephrine? 
My Critically Ill Husband is in Septic Shock and on dialysis. Did He Pass Away Because of Withheld Dialysis and Inotropes?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Eva here.”
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https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16690 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-septic-shock-was-his-ischemic-gut-related-to-the-cardiac-arrest/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-septic-shock-was-his-ischemic-gut-related-to-the-cardiac-arrest/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-septic-shock-was-his-ischemic-gut-related-to-the-cardiac-arrest/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-septic-shock-was-his-ischemic-gut-related-to-the-cardiac-arrest/">My Critically Ill Husband is in Septic Shock. Was His Ischemic Gut Related to the Cardiac Arrest?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in the ICU Due to Septic Shock. Is There Any Negligence on the Part of the Healthcare Team? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery sustained stroke in the ICU and Eva is asking why her husband died with an acute ischemic gut.
My Critically Ill Husband is in Septic Shock. Was His Ischemic Gut Related to the Cardiac Arrest?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Eva here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5
PART 6
PART 7
Eva: So, that would have been 12 days or 10 days.
Patrik: Right.
Eva: But he was just getting a morning and an evening heparin shot.
Patrik: Right. One way or another,]]>
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My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in the ICU Due to Septic Shock. Is There Any Negligence on the Part of the Healthcare Team? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-dialysis-and-in-the-icu-due-to-septic-shock-is-there-any-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-healthcare-team/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:00:39 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16673 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-dialysis-and-in-the-icu-due-to-septic-shock-is-there-any-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-healthcare-team/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-dialysis-and-in-the-icu-due-to-septic-shock-is-there-any-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-healthcare-team/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-dialysis-and-in-the-icu-due-to-septic-shock-is-there-any-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-healthcare-team/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-on-dialysis-and-in-the-icu-due-to-septic-shock-is-there-any-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-healthcare-team/">My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in the ICU Due to Septic Shock. Is There Any Negligence on the Part of the Healthcare Team?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in Delirium? Is this because of the Dialysis?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery had a stroke in the ICU, and she is asking if ischemic infarct of the colon could be the reason for his death?
My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in the ICU Due to Septic Shock. Is There Any Negligence on the Part of the Healthcare Team?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Eva here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5
PART 6 
Patrik: Patrik speaking. How can I help?
Eva: Hi, Patrik. It’s Eva Peters calling from Perth, Australia.
Patrik: Yes. How are you, Eva?
Eva: I’m okay. However, my husband, Frank, that you were helping me with, he died early Saturday morning.
Patrik: Oh, my goodness. I am so sorry to hear that, Eva. What happened? 
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in ICU due to Septic Shock. He is not sleeping, is this another sign of deterioration?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had cardiac bypass surgery and stroke in ICU, he is delirious and Eva is asking if her husband is in poor prognosis.
My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in Delirium? Is this because of the dialysis?

Patrik: You’d think that they would be selecting their staff potentially according to their faith, but I don’t know.
Eva: Well, or if you have a policy about it or not that’s … I mean the hospital policy needs to be followed whether you personally agree with it or not agree with it.
Patrik: Correct.
Eva: Generally, it’s something that people ask for, not that it’s put out there and people are forced to choose between one option and that option. So, in terms of mental health, I’m pretty sure that that is why he is now in delirium because he’s afraid to go to sleep, which is what the doctor said.
Patrik: Yeah. I think you mentioned in one of your emails that he is on Seroquel?
Eva: Yes.
Patrik: How much is he getting? Do you know?
Eva: I think … Yeah.
Patrik: 25?
Eva: It was 12.5, and so they popped it to 25 at night, but that was not … He’d slept for about an hour and a half and then woke up again, and then I think they maybe gave him a second dose and that didn’t work.
Patrik: Anything else he’s getting to “sedate” him?
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Eva: Paroxetine.]]> Patrik Hutzel yes 5:09 9 My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in ICU due to Septic Shock. He is not sleeping, is this another sign of deterioration? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-dialysis-and-in-icu-due-to-septic-shock-he-is-not-sleeping-is-this-another-sign-of-deteriorating-condition/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 21:00:39 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16628 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-dialysis-and-in-icu-due-to-septic-shock-he-is-not-sleeping-is-this-another-sign-of-deteriorating-condition/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-dialysis-and-in-icu-due-to-septic-shock-he-is-not-sleeping-is-this-another-sign-of-deteriorating-condition/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-dialysis-and-in-icu-due-to-septic-shock-he-is-not-sleeping-is-this-another-sign-of-deteriorating-condition/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-dialysis-and-in-icu-due-to-septic-shock-he-is-not-sleeping-is-this-another-sign-of-deteriorating-condition/">My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in ICU due to Septic Shock. He is not sleeping, is this another sign of deterioration?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in the ICU Due to Septic Shock. Are They Really Letting Him Go Without my Consent to Withdrawal of Treatment?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery and stroke in ICU, he is delirious with a MAP of 78 is he deteriorating?
My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in ICU due to Septic Shock. He is not sleeping, is this another sign of deterioration?

Eva: Hi, Patrik. It’s Eva Peters calling from Perth, Australia. How are you?
Patrik: I’m very well, thank you. How are you?
Eva: I’m not so great today. We had a not bad day medically yesterday, but I don’t know whether you remember everything that we chatted about in terms of Frank’s mental health and the push about making decisions.
Patrik: Yes.
Eva: Well, unfortunately it now has meant that he has not slept for almost three days and slid back into a delirium.
Patrik: Oh, my goodness. That is so bad.
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Eva: Which is exactly what I predicted.
Patrik: Yeah. What you predicted and what you see.
Eva: Yeah. So, I’m just beside Frank so I’m going to watch what I say because he is still not speaking. We will have rounds coming up.
Again, we talked a little bit about the change in settings yesterday, and so I wanna run that by you. Yesterday, he was on Norepinephrine at about 4.9 all day, which meant that his MAP was quite a bit higher … it was in the mid-60s for most of the day, what I saw … and today they’ve got it at 3.8, which is up in the mid … it’s runni...]]>
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband Is On Dialysis And In ICU Due To Septic Shock. Which Organ Is More Important, The Heart Or The Kidneys? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery and stroke in the ICU but he is conscious and coherent and Eva is asking if the doctors are really giving up on him.
My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in the ICU Due to Septic Shock. Are They Really Letting Him Go Without my Consent to Withdrawal of Treatment?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Eva here.”
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Patrik: What? No. You see, that is very disappointing. Because, clearly, of course ICU at the moment has the overall decision making authority. However, this is clearly a cardiac problem. Right?
Eva: Yes. Okay. That’s a good question as well. We’ve moved out of short term emergency. Now we need to have someone come on board here, until such time as he can be discharged to cardiology.
Patrik: Very much so.
Eva: Which actually wasn’t the problem before? It should have been like the things that were taken care of last time. His heart was fine.
Patrik: Right.
Eva: Manageable.
Patrik: There needs to be a cardiologist. And if they’re not bringing in a cardiologist, and if they’re referring back to then making the decisions, well, maybe, I guess he’s an ICU patient at the moment. So let them make decisions. But still. Basically what they’re saying is they know it all.
Eva: Yes.
Patrik: Keep asking. Keep asking for a cardiologist. And see what they say. 
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in the ICU due to Septic Shock. Why is the ICU Team in Such a Hurry? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had cardiac bypass surgery, had a stroke in the ICU, and Eva is asking why her husband’s not being seen by a Cardiologist everyday?
My Critically Ill Husband is On Dialysis and in ICU due to Septic Shock. Which organ is more important, the Heart or the Kidneys?

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Eva: Hi, thank you.
Patrik: That’s okay.
Eva: So, it wasn’t mine. It was a friend of mine.
Patrik: Oh, I see. Okay.
Eva: Interestingly, today, the whole treatment plan seemed to be out the window.
Patrik: Okay. Well, what do you mean by that?
Eva: Well, the Norepinephrine has been left at the same high level since I got here early in the morning. And the MAP’s running about 66, round thereabout. They just disconnected the CRT, I thought to change it, but haven’t hooked it back up again and all the positioning and breathing went on yesterday is now not happening. 
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Patrik: Okay. How high is the Norepinephrine?
Eva: 4.7.
Patrik: 4.7. Okay. And they discontinued CRT just simply because it’s due for a change?
Eva: Well…that was what they said, but generally they just change it and get it back up again.
Patrik: Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely.]]>
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Will His Dialysis and Inotropes Cure Him?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had cardiac bypass surgery, developed a  stroke in the ICU and Eva is seeing positive signs that her husband gets better, and Eva is asking why they can’t give her more time in ICU.
My Critically Ill Husband is on Dialysis and in the ICU due to Septic Shock. Why is the ICU Team in Such a Hurry?



Patrik:  And he’s still around. He’s an amazing gentleman. I will send you that interview when we come off this call. Now, it is so important to have perspective. So important. They aren’t going to tell you about the people who survived, they are just painting this doom and gloom picture.
Eva: Right.
Patrik: Here is another, and I don’t know how much research you have done on our website. Here is another important number that I believe that people need to be aware of. About 90 percent of patients in intensive care survive. So the question needs to be raised why would your husband be in the minority? 
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Eva: Right.
Patrik: Right. Patients go into intensive care for a reason. And they go in there because they are very sick. You know a lot of patients are as careful as they can ever be. However, medicine has gone a long way. Right. And people do survive.
Eva: It seems to be around that they can’t wean him off the life support blood pressure drugs.
Patrik: Correct.
Eva: And then my question has been well I don’t understand why people aren’t there no other drugs that can help to keep blood pressure elevated. Besides intravenous?
Patrik: No. No. There is, but it’s very. It’s by no means as efficient as dopamine, dobutamine, or norepinephrine by a doctor. I tell you what needs to happen for your husband to get off the dobutamine and norepinephrine, you know and he might be on epinephrine as well. I tell you what needs to happen a number of things.]]>
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My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Will His Dialysis and Inotropes Cure Him? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-will-his-dialysis-and-inotropes-cure-him/ Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:00:00 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16547 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-will-his-dialysis-and-inotropes-cure-him/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-will-his-dialysis-and-inotropes-cure-him/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-will-his-dialysis-and-inotropes-cure-him/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-will-his-dialysis-and-inotropes-cure-him/">My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Will His Dialysis and Inotropes Cure Him?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Are They Treating Him or Giving Up on Him?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had cardiac bypass surgery, had a stroke in the ICU,  is now on inotropic support and Eva is asking why does the ICU team keeps the MAP (mean arterial pressure) of only 55?
My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Will His Dialysis and Inotropes Cure Him?

Eva: His heart damage is pretty significant. His EF is –
Patrik: I was just about to ask you that. Do you know-
Eva: I’m sorry.
Patrik: Do you know about EF, ejection fraction?
Eva: Just what I have learned about here.
Patrik: Sure.
Eva: So, I get numbers that vary between 20 and 30 percent.
Patrik: Okay. Is he currently on medication such as dobutamine, dopamine or milrinone? Have you heard of those medications?
Eva: Yes.
Patrik: Right.
Eva: They had him on Milrinone. They have taken that off. He’s still on… Dobutamine is the same as the… I’m sorry I couldn’t answer right.
Patrik: No, no. The Dobutamine is very much like Milrinone. They are very similar. I tell you. I’ll give you the short version. Dobutamine and Milrinone strengthen the contractibility of the heart.
Eva: Yes.
Patrik: Where are the norepinephrine is a more vasoconstrictor and pumps blood toward the heart. 
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Eva: Okay.
Patrik: Okay so they have a very different functionality even though all those drugs are usually classified as vasopressor or inotropes. But they do have different –
Eva: So he’s on-
They did have him on Milrinone to begin with. They were able to wean him off of that. But they still have him on a fluctuating dose of the Norepinephrine that goes between kind of 1.9 up to well,]]>
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My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Are They Treating Him or Giving Up on Him? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-are-they-treating-him-or-giving-up-on-him/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:00:36 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16536 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-are-they-treating-him-or-giving-up-on-him/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-are-they-treating-him-or-giving-up-on-him/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-are-they-treating-him-or-giving-up-on-him/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-critically-ill-husband-is-in-the-icu-again-due-to-septic-shock-are-they-treating-him-or-giving-up-on-him/">My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Are They Treating Him or Giving Up on Him?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU, now in LTACH. Will They Remove His Tracheostomy Soon?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Eva as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Eva’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery, had a stroke in the ICU and Eva asking if the ICU team is being unprofessional when they told her that her husband has only two options, either to be in the long term care facility or just die peacefully.
My Critically Ill Husband is in the ICU Again Due to Septic Shock. Are They Treating Him or Giving Up on Him?

Patrik: speaking… How can I help?
Eva: Hi, Patrik. My name is Eva Peters. I’m calling from Perth, Australia and I am looking for some advice on how to proceed with my husband who’s in Intensive Care here.
Patrik: Right, okay. How long has your husband been in Intensive Care for?
Eva: He has been five weeks in Intensive Care, one week on a ward. So, he was four weeks in Intensive Care, went to a ward for one week and is back up in Intensive Care. Actually, it’s more than that.
Patrik: Right. Why did your husband go into Intensive Care? 
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Eva: He had a massive heart attack, a quintuple bypass and a stroke.
Patrik: Right, okay. And that’s all happened in the last couple of weeks?
Eva: It happened December 14th.
Patrik: Right. Okay. And what are you looking for specifically? I’m sure I can help you, but it’s always good to hear what you’re trying to achieve in terms of outcomes, so we can look at working on outcomes.
Eva: Yeah. He actually had made some good progress, was stable, and that’s why he was discharged to the ward. On the ward there was not enough care, and he ended up through not very good support with https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16514 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-now-on-ltach-will-they-remove-his-tracheostomy-soon/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-now-on-ltach-will-they-remove-his-tracheostomy-soon/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-now-on-ltach-will-they-remove-his-tracheostomy-soon/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-now-on-ltach-will-they-remove-his-tracheostomy-soon/">My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU, now in LTACH. Will They Remove His Tracheostomy Soon?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Wife Had A Brain Death Test In The ICU. Why Did They Do That Without My Consent?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Kaye as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Kaye’s husband had cardiac bypass surgery and was tracheostomized in the ICU. He is now in LTACH and Kaye is asking if decannulation is risky for him?
My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU, now in LTACH.  Will They Remove His Tracheostomy Soon?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Kaye here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4 
Patrik: Oh yeah.
Kaye: We have so much complications, you know.
Patrik: Yeah.
Kaye: I’m telling you, my husband took me for a ride, I’ll be honest with you.
Patrik: He did? He completely sure did.
What happened, I know when we last spoke and there was still the talk about getting him to a nursing facility. Why did he go to LTACH and not nursing? What happened there?
Kaye: Oh. You don’t know. I crafted all doctors, so this is a joke. I met with doctor at the meeting, board meeting, and I told them I was convincing them that … I don’t honestly think that my husband is ready to go to the nursing home with his trache.
Patrik: Yeah good.
Kaye: And they all agreed. No. No. So why did corporate appeal? I did a corporate appeal together with the doctors, and all that paperwork, all doctors on the board with me would be petition and everything.
Patrik: That’s really good. 
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I Want my Dad to be Transferred to Another ICU to Prolong His Life. Would That Be Possible? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/i-want-my-dad-to-be-transferred-to-another-icu-to-prolong-his-life-would-that-be-possible/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 21:00:13 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16494 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/i-want-my-dad-to-be-transferred-to-another-icu-to-prolong-his-life-would-that-be-possible/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/i-want-my-dad-to-be-transferred-to-another-icu-to-prolong-his-life-would-that-be-possible/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/i-want-my-dad-to-be-transferred-to-another-icu-to-prolong-his-life-would-that-be-possible/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/i-want-my-dad-to-be-transferred-to-another-icu-to-prolong-his-life-would-that-be-possible/">I Want my Dad to be Transferred to Another ICU to Prolong His Life. Would That Be Possible?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Tracheostomized Husband Was In ICU, Now in LTACH. What Are The Priorities For His Recovery?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Katie as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Katie wants to transfer her dad to another ICU to prolong his life.
I Want my Dad to be Transferred to Another ICU to Prolong His Life. Would That Be Possible? 
You can also read the first part of my 1:1 consulting with Katie here
My Husband In The ICU Is Doing Better? Why does the ICU team push towards Withdrawal of Treatment?
Here is today’s 1:1 consulting and advocacy session.
Katie: Hello?
Patrik: Hi. Is that Katie?
Katie: This is.
Patrik: Hi Katie. This is Patrik here from Intensive Care Hotline. How are you?
Katie: Ah, not too good.
Patrik: I’m so sorry. I only got your email now, and you should have called me straight away.
Katie: Oh.
Patrik: What’s, um, what’s been unfolding?
Katie: Um, so now the doctor’s are saying they will only care for him for three more days.
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Patrik: Mm-hmm..
Katie: And then they want first they call a “comfort care.]]>
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My Tracheostomized Husband was in ICU, now in LTACH. What are the Priorities for His Recovery? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-was-in-icu-now-on-ltach-any-hierarchical-priorities-for-his-recovery/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:00:06 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16472 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-was-in-icu-now-on-ltach-any-hierarchical-priorities-for-his-recovery/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-was-in-icu-now-on-ltach-any-hierarchical-priorities-for-his-recovery/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-was-in-icu-now-on-ltach-any-hierarchical-priorities-for-his-recovery/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-was-in-icu-now-on-ltach-any-hierarchical-priorities-for-his-recovery/">My Tracheostomized Husband was in ICU, now in LTACH. What are the Priorities for His Recovery?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU. Is a Skilled Nursing Facility Better for Him?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of ““YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Kaye as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Kaye’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery and tracheostomized on ICU and is now on  LTACH for recovery.
My Tracheostomized Husband was in ICU, now in LTACH. What are the Priorities for His Recovery?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Kaye here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3 
Kaye:  Hello Patrik.
Patrik: Hello Kaye, how are you?
Kaye: I’m good, it’s actually evening there right?
Patrik: Yeah that’s right that’s okay.
Kaye: Good evening, how are you? It’s early morning. 
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Patrik: That’s right I know. It must be just after 8 o’clock where you are.
Kaye: Yeah. I’m on my way driving to see my husband.
Patrik: Right.
Kaye: Everything is well with you, everything okay?
Patrik: I’m very well, thank you. I’m really well, thank you.
Kaye: Good to know. Good to know.
So, I’m afraid I’m going to tell you what’s happening-
Patrik:  Right.
Kaye: It’s really, really, really busy here, My life has been so busy.
Patrik: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kaye: So last time I spoke to you they were planning to move my husband to the healthcare.
Patrik: Yes. Yes.
Kaye: And we are in https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16462 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-skilled-nursing-facility-better-for-him/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-skilled-nursing-facility-better-for-him/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-skilled-nursing-facility-better-for-him/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-skilled-nursing-facility-better-for-him/">My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU. Is a Skilled Nursing Facility Better for Him?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Tracheostomised Husband Is In ICU. Is Skipping LTACH A Better Option?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Kaye as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Kaye’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery and is on tracheostomy in the ICU and Kaye is asking if the insurance plays a role in placing him into a skilled nursing facility.
My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU. Is a Skilled Nursing Facility Better for Him?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Kaye here.”
PART 1
PART 2
 Kaye: No, I don’t think so.
Patrik: The other question I think is quite important, Kaye, you are the medical power of attorney at the moment for your husband?
Kaye: Yeah I do.
Patrik: There’s nobody- 
Kaye: No one else, only me. Yeah.
Patrik: Okay. That’s very important. Those are your next steps.
Kaye: What?
Patrik: I said those are your next steps in terms of moving through this. The positives that I can see already are your husband is off the ventilator and your husband is ahead of most other inquires that I’m dealing with from similar situations, right? Your husband is ready to go to LTACH. There is no doubt about that. Other inquires that I’m getting in similar situations are that people are not quite ready to get to LTACH, but your husband is ready.
Kaye: Yeah, yeah, yeah…
Eric: It’s a question of whether it’...]]>
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My Tracheostomised Husband is in ICU. Is Skipping LTACH a Better Option? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomised-husband-is-in-icu-is-skipping-ltach-a-better-option/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:00:03 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16431 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomised-husband-is-in-icu-is-skipping-ltach-a-better-option/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomised-husband-is-in-icu-is-skipping-ltach-a-better-option/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomised-husband-is-in-icu-is-skipping-ltach-a-better-option/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomised-husband-is-in-icu-is-skipping-ltach-a-better-option/">My Tracheostomised Husband is in ICU. Is Skipping LTACH a Better Option?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
What is Sepsis?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of my clients Kaye as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Kaye’s husband had a cardiac bypass surgery and is on tracheostomy In ICU and is asking if there is a criteria for doctors transferring him to skilled nursing facility instead of LTACH.
My Tracheostomised Husband is in ICU. Is Skipping LTACH a Better Option?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Kaye here.”
PART 1 
Eric: Yes, Patrik, yes, they’ve been putting him in a cardiac chair.
Patrik: Okay.
Kaye: Yes, at the edge of the bed. Yeah and I exercise with him every time and he starts moving slowly, but he cannot stand up. He cannot stand up, and he cannot sit on his own on the edge of the bed.
Patrik: How-
Kaye: He sits sometimes on the bench.
Patrik: How often are they doing this sitting him in a cardiac chair, sitting him on the edge of a bed?
Kaye: Two hours a day.
Patrik: Okay. That’s-
Kaye: Two hours a day.
Patrik: Okay.
Kaye: In the morning, I make exercises with him, and he starts pushing his legs against me so I can see that he is stronger today. He did very good. I’m trying to sit him on the edge of the bed maybe twice a day. Every time I go there morning and evening, I try to do that with him.
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Patrik: No, no, that’s good. That’s good. I’m pleased to hear that because that’s what they should be doing, right? I can’t tell you how many inquiries that I’m dealing with, where they’re not doing that. So from that perspective, I’m very pleased to hear they’re doing all the right things.
Kaye: Which is not going to happen at the skilled nursing.
Patrik: No, no way.
Kaye: It will not happen unless I will hire someone to do that for him.
Patrik: That’s exactly right.
Kaye: With him I mean.
Patrik: That’s why he needs to go to https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16410 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-sepsis/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-sepsis/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-sepsis/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-sepsis/">What is Sepsis?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s podcast I interviewed one of our clients as part of our testimonial and interview series.
PODCAST: My Sister had a Heart Attack and Sustained a Brain Injury. Is this the End of Life for Her?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service!

WHAT IS SEPSIS?

* Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency.


* Sepsis happens when an infection you already have —in your skin, blood, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else—triggers a chain reaction throughout your body.


* Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.


* Severe cases of sepsis can lead to septic shock, which is a medical emergency.

 Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in

* People with weakened immune system


* Infants and children


* The elderly


* People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease


* People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma 

 WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SEPSIS?
There are three stages of sepsis: sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Sepsis can happen while you’re still in the hospital recovering from a procedure, but this isn’t always the case.
 SEPSIS

* a fever above 101ºF (38ºC) or a temperature below 96.8ºF (36ºC)


* heart rate higher than 90 beats per minute


* breathing rate higher than 20 breaths per minute


* probable or confirmed infection

SEVERE SEPSIS

* patches of discolored skin


* decreased urination


* changes in mental ability


* low platelet (blood clotting cells) count


* problems breathing


* abnormal heart functions


* https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16403 https://intensivecarehotline.com/breathing-tube/my-sister-had-a-heart-attack-and-sustained-a-brain-injury-is-this-the-end-of-life-for-her/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/breathing-tube/my-sister-had-a-heart-attack-and-sustained-a-brain-injury-is-this-the-end-of-life-for-her/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/breathing-tube/my-sister-had-a-heart-attack-and-sustained-a-brain-injury-is-this-the-end-of-life-for-her/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/breathing-tube/my-sister-had-a-heart-attack-and-sustained-a-brain-injury-is-this-the-end-of-life-for-her/">INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE PODCAST: My Sister had a Heart Attack and Sustained a Brain Injury. Is this the End of Life for Her?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another intensivecarehotline.com Podcast and in the last Podcast episode we published another client interview and client testimonial.
 PODCAST: MY MOM WENT ON CARDIAC ARREST DUE TO NEGLIGENCE AND THE DOCTORS SAID THAT SHE WON’T MAKE IT! HELP!
You can check out the last Podcast episode by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of  the intensivecarehotline.com “PODCAST”  I want to share another testimonial and interview from one of our clients Shirley as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Shirley’s sister had a cardiac arrest in a parking lot, went to ICU for hypoxic brain injury. Shirley is sharing her sister’s recovery over many months after the Intensive Care team wanted to prematurely withdraw treatment. Shirley is sharing how my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service was able to save her sister’s life and give her a second chance at life!
INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE PODCAST: My Sister had a Heart Attack and Sustained a Brain Injury. Is this the End of Life for Her?
You can listen to the podcast here or read the transcript below.
https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/intensivecarehotline.com.podcast/Podcast+17.2.2019_2019.mp3

Patrik: Hello, and welcome to the Intensivecarehotline.com podcast. Intensive Care Hotline helps families of critically ill patients in intensive care to instantly improve their lives, whilst making informed decisions, get peace of mind, control, power and influence. As part of our podcast and interview series today, I brought on a very special guest, Shirley.
Hello, Shirley. How are you?
Shirley: I’m wonderful. Thank you, Patrik.
Patrik: Shirley, thank you so much for coming on to this call. I really appreciate it because I know you will have so much to share with our listeners who might be in a similar situation than you were last year in September when your sister went into ICU in September. Can you share with our listeners what happened last year in September?
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Shirley: Yes, yes. My sister was sitting in her car and she was about to take off. And some people right near her, where she was located, saw her slumped over the wheel and they came and gave her CPR right away. One was a nurse and one was not a nurse. Then, the paramedics came, and they took over. And they actually got her back. She was gone, but they brought her back. So, we don’t know how long it was,]]>
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My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU. Can it be removed in a Skilled Nursing Facility? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-there-a-possibility-for-it-to-be-removed-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:00:38 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16368 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-there-a-possibility-for-it-to-be-removed-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-there-a-possibility-for-it-to-be-removed-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-there-a-possibility-for-it-to-be-removed-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-tracheostomized-husband-is-in-the-icu-is-there-a-possibility-for-it-to-be-removed-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility/">My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU. Can it be removed in a Skilled Nursing Facility?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Brother Had Bypass surgery And Cardiac Arrest In ICU. Can he Recover?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to answer questions from one of  my Kaye as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Kaye’s husband had heart surgery and is on tracheostomy in the ICU and is asking why the doctors are immediately transferring him to a skilled nursing facility without removing his tracheostomy.
My Tracheostomized Husband is in the ICU. Can it Be Removed in a Skilled Nursing Facility?

Eric: Hello.
Patrik: Oh, hi is that Eric?
Eric: Yes,  Patrik how are you?
Patrik: Very good thank you. How are you?
Erik: I’m good thank you.
Patrik: Thank you for your time.
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Erik: Yes no problem. Thanks for taking the time. So, Kaye actually has most of the information. Do you think I can try to conference call her in?
Patrik: Yeah, absolutely… absolutely.
Erik: Okay. Give me just a minute I’ll try to get her on.
Patrik: Sure, Sure.
Erik: Okay thanks.
Patrik: Thank you.
Eric: Hi Patrik.
Patrik: Yes.
Eric: Yes, Hi Patrik, Kaye is on the phone. She’s at the hospital right now.
Patrik: Right okay-
Kaye: Hi Patrik.
Patrik: Hello Kaye. How are you?
Kaye: I’m hanging in here. And you, how are you?
Patrik: I’m really good, I’m really good. So, I read through your email earlier this weekend, and that’s the starting point for me. I obviously got your message this morning that they’re trying to send your husband into long-term acute care but now their turning back.
Eric: Now their turning back, and they want to send him to just skilled nursing. We don’t think that’s good enough.
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My Brother had Bypass surgery and a Cardiac Arrest in ICU. Can he recover? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-had-bypass-and-cardiac-arrest-in-icu-is-this-still-a-refutable-recovery/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:00:38 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16359 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-had-bypass-and-cardiac-arrest-in-icu-is-this-still-a-refutable-recovery/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-had-bypass-and-cardiac-arrest-in-icu-is-this-still-a-refutable-recovery/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-had-bypass-and-cardiac-arrest-in-icu-is-this-still-a-refutable-recovery/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-had-bypass-and-cardiac-arrest-in-icu-is-this-still-a-refutable-recovery/">My Brother had Bypass surgery and a Cardiac Arrest in ICU. Can he recover?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Brother Has COPD And Went Into Cardiac Arrest. Does He Need To Have An Immediate Lung Transplant Because Of Minimal Lung Function?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Jim as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Jim’s brother is in the ICU after a cardiac bypass, unfortunately had a cardiac arrest and he is now asking why it takes so long for his recovery.
My Brother had Bypass surgery and a Cardiac Arrest in ICU. Can he recover?

 Hi Patrik,
Brother, 82 yrs. old, had triple by-pass cardiac surgery along with his carotid artery cleaned and cardiac ablation (all procedures done at once). The surgery was performed on 12 July. The next day they had to go back in because there was abnormal (excessive) bleeding. There were no problems found with anything from the surgery (i.e. no missed sutures, etc.), but they did suction off the excess blood. His bleeding did slow down in a couple of days and they thought it may have been caused because the blood was not clotting normally because of his liver not functioning fully due to his slight cirrhosis caused by Hep C (which he is in the middle of treatment for as well).
He opened eyes around 13 July and slowly became aware of his daughter though of course was still sedated and groggy.
He was extubated on 14 July and he showed good signs of a sharp mind and he could slightly talk. He still had mobility issues but could move his arms and slightly move his toes. He was extremely weak and he was having problems coughing up sputum.
They had to intubate him again on 18 July and it was suspected that pneumonia was the possible cause. They immediately started treating him with a broad spectrum antibiotic. Days later, the cultures came back positive.
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My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Does he Need to have an Immediate Lung Transplant because of Minimal Lung Function? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-on-cardiac-arrest-does-he-needs-to-have-an-immediate-lung-transplant-with-minimal-lung-function/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:00:51 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16333 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-on-cardiac-arrest-does-he-needs-to-have-an-immediate-lung-transplant-with-minimal-lung-function/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-on-cardiac-arrest-does-he-needs-to-have-an-immediate-lung-transplant-with-minimal-lung-function/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-on-cardiac-arrest-does-he-needs-to-have-an-immediate-lung-transplant-with-minimal-lung-function/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-on-cardiac-arrest-does-he-needs-to-have-an-immediate-lung-transplant-with-minimal-lung-function/">My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Does he Need to have an Immediate Lung Transplant because of Minimal Lung Function?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Mom Went on Cardiac Arrest Due to Negligence and the Doctors said that She Won’t Make It! Help!
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of ““YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Breanna as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service!
Breanna’s brother has end stage COPD and now on ICU for cardiac arrest and she’s asking if he needs an immediate lung transplant because of minimal lung function.
My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Does he Need to have an Immediate Lung Transplant because of Minimal Lung Function?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Breanna here.”
PART 1
PART 2
Breanna: They are not going to do that. I’m tell you right now. I talked to Samantha and she told me that we were in charge of doing all of that and that’s why I called you here and have our mind made up.
Amy: We talked to Clay over at NHSU, his BMI had to be at 215, he had to be able to walk on his own and he couldn’t be on the ventilator.
Patrik: No. That’s not accurate. What often happens in a situation like that, you will need to be proactive. You really do. There is no point in waiting for other people to make decisions that they may or may not make especially if he was in front of people who were trying to get him onto a lung transplant, you need to get in contact with them. Tell them about his current situation and they would understand that end-stage COPD is end-stage.
They understand that time is critical. He probably sleeps through the system for now because he’s gone somewhere else but the reality is wi...]]>
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PODCAST: My Mom Went on Cardiac Arrest Due to Negligence and the Doctors said that She Won’t Make It! Help! https://intensivecarehotline.com/podcast/my-mom-went-on-cardiac-arrest-due-to-negligence-and-the-doctors-told-that-she-wont-make-it-help/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:00:32 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16317 https://intensivecarehotline.com/podcast/my-mom-went-on-cardiac-arrest-due-to-negligence-and-the-doctors-told-that-she-wont-make-it-help/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/podcast/my-mom-went-on-cardiac-arrest-due-to-negligence-and-the-doctors-told-that-she-wont-make-it-help/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/podcast/my-mom-went-on-cardiac-arrest-due-to-negligence-and-the-doctors-told-that-she-wont-make-it-help/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/podcast/my-mom-went-on-cardiac-arrest-due-to-negligence-and-the-doctors-told-that-she-wont-make-it-help/">PODCAST: My Mom Went on Cardiac Arrest Due to Negligence and the Doctors said that She Won’t Make It! Help!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Is He At High Risk needing a Lung Transplant?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of the INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE Podcast  I want to share the experience from one of  my clients Carlos as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Carlos’ mom had a cardiac arrest because of disconnected breathing tube due to negligence. The doctors told that her mom won’t make it but Carlos sought the help of Patrik of intensivecarehotline.com and was very happy that her mother was on full recovery now.
“People that are interested or listening at your website, they should know that it’s not about money or anything. It’s just getting the correct help, and you’re not going to get it from the hospitals because they’re on their own side. I’m glad that I did move forward and became your client. It was just wonderful”. – Carlos
INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE PODCAST: My Mom Went on Cardiac Arrest Due to Negligence and the Doctors said that She Won’t Make It! Help!
You can listen to the podcast here or read the transcript below

 

Patrik: Hello, and welcome to the INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM podcast. INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE helps families of critically ill patients in intensive care to make informed decisions, get peace of mind, control, power, and influence. In today’s podcast, I want to interview one of our clients, Carlos. Hi, Carlos. How are you?
Carlos: Hello. I’m doing good, Patrik. Thank you.
Patrik: That’s great. Thank you, Carlos, for making time for this interview. I really, really appreciate it. Carlos. You first contacted me in August last year. At the time of this recording, it’s February 2019. You first contacted me in August 2018. I don’t want to do the talking because you have so much to share with our listeners. I know our listeners will benefit from your mother’s story. Carlos, if you can talk about your mom’s situation that would be really helpful.
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Carlos: Okay. June 30th of 2018, my mom, she was complaining about stomach pain. She actually drove herself to the hospital. She was real healthy other than she has insomnia. When she went into the hospital, automatically they said, “Oh, we have to do emergency surgery.]]>
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My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Is He At High Risk needing a Lung Transplant? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-into-cardiac-arrest-is-he-at-high-risk-needing-a-lung-transplant/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:00:37 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16294 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-into-cardiac-arrest-is-he-at-high-risk-needing-a-lung-transplant/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-into-cardiac-arrest-is-he-at-high-risk-needing-a-lung-transplant/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-into-cardiac-arrest-is-he-at-high-risk-needing-a-lung-transplant/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-has-copd-and-went-into-cardiac-arrest-is-he-at-high-risk-needing-a-lung-transplant/">My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Is He At High Risk needing a Lung Transplant?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Brother is Critically Ill and with Tracheostomy in the ICU. Why Does the ICU Team say He Weighs Too Much for a Lung Transplant?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Breanna as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Breanna’s brother has end stage COPD and now on ICU for cardiac arrest, and she is asking what makes the doctor decide to put him on sub-acute care and not on lung transplant centre. Breanna’s brother has end stage COPD in the ICU after cardiac arrest and she is asking if her brother is at high risk for a lung transplant?
My Brother has COPD and Went into Cardiac Arrest. Is He At High Risk needing a Lung Transplant?

Patrik: Okay. I’ll give you a quick background. That’s why I’m asking such specific questions. Often what happens is a tracheostomy is often being used as a vehicle to get to another hospital because ICU beds are in demand and the other facilities like where he’s probably now, they’re probably more cost effective from a health insurance point of view. Doesn’t give patients the care they need but it’s often a money saving exercise for the healthy insurances and it’s also an illegal for the ICUs to empty the beds that are in demand. A-
Breanna: But they are saying to us…they told us that they needed to do the tracheostomy because if they left it the way it was, it was going through his mouth, that that could cause permanent damage to his vocal cords and his oesophagus.
Patrik: I agree with that. I agree with all of that but the reality is if you didn’t know about the discharge to Arizona when they were doing the tracheostomy. Yes, they were giving you the medical reasons and they are accurate but what they haven’t told you is I can’t tell you how many situations I’ve seen like this before.
Patrik: They’re doing a tracheostomy  they’re giving all the medical reasons and within three days, patients are getting discharged to a sub-acute or to a long term acute care facility without looking at, okay, does this patient still need ICU or is it too early? Now, in his situation where he’s got-
Breanna: Honestly, I don’t remember. Amy do you remember them ever saying before the trach that they were gonna move him?
Amy: No.
Breanna: I don’t either.]]>
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 My Brother is Critically Ill and with Tracheostomy in the ICU. Why Does the ICU Team Says He Weighs Too Much for a Lung Transplant? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-is-critically-ill-and-with-tracheostomy-in-the-icu-why-does-the-icu-team-is-telling-that-he-weighs-too-much-for-a-lung-transplant/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:00:44 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16279 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-is-critically-ill-and-with-tracheostomy-in-the-icu-why-does-the-icu-team-is-telling-that-he-weighs-too-much-for-a-lung-transplant/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-is-critically-ill-and-with-tracheostomy-in-the-icu-why-does-the-icu-team-is-telling-that-he-weighs-too-much-for-a-lung-transplant/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-is-critically-ill-and-with-tracheostomy-in-the-icu-why-does-the-icu-team-is-telling-that-he-weighs-too-much-for-a-lung-transplant/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-brother-is-critically-ill-and-with-tracheostomy-in-the-icu-why-does-the-icu-team-is-telling-that-he-weighs-too-much-for-a-lung-transplant/"> My Brother is Critically Ill and with Tracheostomy in the ICU. Why Does the ICU Team Says He Weighs Too Much for a Lung Transplant?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Wife Has Been Declared Brain-Dead in the ICU. Why are They in a Hurry to Withdraw Treatment to Her?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of ““YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Breanna as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Breanna’s brother is tracheostomized connected on the ventilator in the ICU and is asking why does the ICU team is telling that he weighs too much for a lung transplant.
My Brother is Critically Ill and with Tracheostomy in the ICU. Why Does the ICU Team say He Weighs Too Much for a Lung Transplant?

Breanna: Hello?
Patrik: Hi, Breanna. It’s Patrik speaking here from Intensive Care Hotline. How are you?
Breanna: Hi, Patrik. How are you?
Patrik: Very good. Thank you. How is your brother doing at the moment?
Breanna: They called Amy today and said that they brought his oxygen down to 35 which is a good day for him but it’s hard to get excited about that because until it sticks for a while, it doesn’t really mean much.
Patrik: Yeah, and the other thing that your sister-in-law mentioned to me yesterday was there is a plan to potentially move him onto sub – acute care, is that right?
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Breanna: Well, that’s what they keep telling us but they also keep telling us that we have to talk to the doctor about it and for as long as he’s been there, we have talked to his doctor zero times. Not once.
Patrik: My goodness. That’s no good. Basically, all the updates you’re getting are through the nursing stuff or how do you get updates?
Breanna: We’re getting updates usually from the case manager or the … what does she call herself? The-
Patrik: Social worker?
Breanna: Patient-
Patrik: Liaison?
Breanna: Yeah. Her name is Katrina. She’s very, very nice. The other one is I think just a case worker and that’s where we get most of our information and then they always say, well if you have additional questions for the doctor, you can tell us and we’ll tell the doctor. We keep telling them that and we never hear back from the doctor and my sister-in-law is just not a very aggressive person. 
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My Wife Has Been Declared Brain-Dead in the ICU. Why are They in a Hurry to Withdraw Treatment to Her?  https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-has-been-declared-brain-dead-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-withdraw-treatment-to-her/ Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:00:22 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16255 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-has-been-declared-brain-dead-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-withdraw-treatment-to-her/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-has-been-declared-brain-dead-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-withdraw-treatment-to-her/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-has-been-declared-brain-dead-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-withdraw-treatment-to-her/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-has-been-declared-brain-dead-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-withdraw-treatment-to-her/">My Wife Has Been Declared Brain-Dead in the ICU. Why are They in a Hurry to Withdraw Treatment to Her? </a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Are They in a Hurry to Kill Her?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Francis as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Francis’ wife had a brain death test in the ICU without consent and she is asking why they are not providing her with the hospital’s end of life or withdrawal of treatment policy.
My Wife Has Been Declared Brain-Dead in the ICU. Why are They in a Hurry to Withdraw Treatment to Her?

Francis: Okay, I handed … Are you the lead doctor on this? Yeah, I have the lead doctor here now.
Patrik: Okay great.
Francis: So I’m going to put you on speaker.
Patrik: Thank you.
Francis: This is Patrik.
Doctor A: Hi, Patrik, my name’s Amy, I’m one of the IC physicians.
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Patrik:  Great, my name is Patrik. I’m Francis’ cousin. Now we have a few questions in regards to your plan moving forward. So you want to do the second brain death testing this afternoon, is that correct?
Doctor A: Yes.
Patrik:  And then potentially withdraw life support this afternoon?
Doctor A: Correct. If after the second brain death examine, at that time if there was no neurologic function and they’re actually setting up right now in the room to do an EEG, then he would actually be declared dead at that time.
Patrik: Okay, can you please give Francis your policy around brain death testing and your policy around withdraw of treatment? Can you do that in the next hour please?
Doctor A: Sure. And this is his,]]>
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My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Are They in a Hurry to Kill Her? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-kill-her/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 22:00:22 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16226 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-kill-her/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-kill-her/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-kill-her/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-are-they-in-a-hurry-to-kill-her/">My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Are They in a Hurry to Kill Her?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of  “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
WHAT IS VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA (VAP)?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of  “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Francis as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Francis’ wife had a brain death test in ICU without consent and is asking if it’s legally right for the ICU team to push towards killing her by doing another brain death test which she has not consented to?
My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Are They in a Hurry to Kill Her?



“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Francis here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3 
Francis: Hello?
Patrik: Hi Francis. It’s Patrik again from Intensive Care Hotline. Now, I had a bit of a look, and I found the End-of-Life Care policy in New York. And I’ll send that to you that in an email just a minute ago.
But, I’ll read it out to you, so that you know what we can do with that. I’ll read that out to you. There’s a section that we need to use.
“If the patient or the patient’s representative,” which is you, you are the patient’s representative, “disagree with the position to withdraw intervention, the family representative should be given the opportunity to secure the services of another physician, and supported in their efforts to do so, if that is their wish.”
Francis: Okay.
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WHAT IS VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA (VAP)? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 22:00:28 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16199 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/what-is-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap/">WHAT IS VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA (VAP)?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Did They Do That Without my Consent?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! 
It’s also a question we get quite frequently from our readers and clients!
WHAT IS VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA (VAP)?

* Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is pneumonia that develops 48 hours or longer after mechanical ventilation is given to the patient by means of an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.


* Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) results from the invasion of the lungs by microorganisms. Intubation compromises the integrity of the oropharynx and trachea and allows oral and gastric secretions to enter the lower airways.


* VAP is a subgroup of hospital-acquired pneumonia.


* VAP applies to patients with an endoctracheal tube or a tracheostomy tube – does not include patients receiving non-invasive ventilation (NIV).


* Is a common complication in ICU (15-20% incidence if >48h ventilation).


* A gold standard test for diagnosis does not exist.


WHAT CAUSES VAP?
PATHOGENESIS
Events leading to VAP:

* Colonization of the oral cavity, upper airway, endotracheal tube and circuit with pathogenic organisms


* Passage of pathogenic bacteria from the above sites into the lower airways through aspiration or microaspiration of secretions and suction catheters.

Endotracheal cuffs

* effective at preventing macro-aspiration


* small folds on the surface of the cuff act as conduits for microaspiration of secretions pooled above the cuff


* In older patients, who may have tracheomalacia, there may be a leak around the cuff despite high intra-cuff pressure

CAUSATIVE ORGANISMS

* < 48 hours in hospital – often community organism


* 48 hours – 5 days – community + hospital organisms


* 5 days – often hospital grown multi-resistant organisms (MROs) such as...]]>
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My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Did They Do That Without my Consent? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-did-they-do-that-without-my-consent/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 22:00:39 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16186 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-did-they-do-that-without-my-consent/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-did-they-do-that-without-my-consent/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-did-they-do-that-without-my-consent/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-brain-death-test-in-the-icu-why-did-they-do-that-without-my-consent/">My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Did They Do That Without my Consent?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
The ICU Team is Doing Brain Death Testing to my Wife. Why are They Aiming for Withdrawal of Treatment Even Before the Test is Completed?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Francis as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Francis’ wife had a brain death test in ICU and is asking why the ICU team did that without his consent.
My Wife Had a Brain Death Test in the ICU. Why Did They Do That Without my Consent?

Sam: There was another nurse.
Francis: She was a nurse, as well?
Sam: She was a nurse, but she was over the other two.
Francis: She was over the nurse practitioner. I think she was a physician.
Sam: Yeah. I think so.
Patrik: You need to find out who these people are. You need to find out who these people are, and you need to find out what their qualifications are.
Francis: Okay.
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Patrik: Things like that need to be done by senior people there. I mean, they’re life or death decisions. They’re life or death situations.
Did you have to sign consent for that testing?
Francis: No, because I told her, “What if I wanted to refuse it, and then I wanted to refuse that again?” She said that was an option.
Patrik: Okay. And that’s why you need to get the policy. Because there’s a very good chance that in the policy for brain death testing, it actually says that you need to give consent. You need to get that policy.
Which hospital is your wife at? Can you tell me the name of the hospital?
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The ICU Team is Doing Brain Death Testing to my Wife. Why are They Aiming for Withdrawal of Treatment Even Before the Test is Completed? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-doing-brain-death-testing-to-my-wife-why-are-they-aiming-for-withdrawal-of-treatment-even-before-the-test-is-completed/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 22:00:06 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16170 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-doing-brain-death-testing-to-my-wife-why-are-they-aiming-for-withdrawal-of-treatment-even-before-the-test-is-completed/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-doing-brain-death-testing-to-my-wife-why-are-they-aiming-for-withdrawal-of-treatment-even-before-the-test-is-completed/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-doing-brain-death-testing-to-my-wife-why-are-they-aiming-for-withdrawal-of-treatment-even-before-the-test-is-completed/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-doing-brain-death-testing-to-my-wife-why-are-they-aiming-for-withdrawal-of-treatment-even-before-the-test-is-completed/">The ICU Team is Doing Brain Death Testing to my Wife. Why are They Aiming for Withdrawal of Treatment Even Before the Test is Completed?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Wife Had a Cardiac Arrest. Why does the ICU Team Rush to Do the Brain Death Test? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED”  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Francis as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Francis’ wife is in a critical condition in the ICU and she is asking why the ICU team is aiming for withdrawal of treatment for his wife even before the course of brain death testing is completed.
The ICU Team is Doing Brain Death Testing to my Wife. Why are They Aiming for Withdrawal of Treatment Even Before the Test is Completed?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Rebecca here.”
PART 1  
Francis: Yes, it’s very busy.
Patrik: Right, right. And who is in charge of the medical care? Is it an ICU doctor? Is it a neurologist? Is it the cardiologist? Do you know?
Francis: We’ve seen a neurologist, also we’ve seen a cardiologist.
Patrik: Okay. And do you know who’s the main driver behind all of this?
Francis: No.
Patrik: Right. Have they had any formal meetings with you?
Francis: I had a meeting with a staff and she said she would do no surgery.
Patrik: Okay and when was that? Today? Yesterday?
Francis: Today.
Patrik: Right and how did that sort of unfold? They asked you to go into a room and they say down with you, is that how it unfolded? 
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Francis: She came into my wife’s room and told what they wanted to do. And she let me know that that was pretty much the only thing left they could do.
Patrik:  So she said the only thing they have left to do is the brain death testing, is that what you said?
Francis: Yes, but she says they don’t have to do it.
Patrik: Well-
Francis: She said they don’t-
Patrik: No, no, no. Not at all, not at all.]]> Patrik Hutzel yes 5:50 33 My Wife Had a Cardiac Arrest. Why does the ICU Team Rush to Do the Brain Death Test? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-cardiac-arrest-why-does-the-icu-team-rushing-her-to-do-the-brain-death-test/ Fri, 25 Jan 2019 22:00:39 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16155 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-cardiac-arrest-why-does-the-icu-team-rushing-her-to-do-the-brain-death-test/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-cardiac-arrest-why-does-the-icu-team-rushing-her-to-do-the-brain-death-test/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-cardiac-arrest-why-does-the-icu-team-rushing-her-to-do-the-brain-death-test/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-wife-had-a-cardiac-arrest-why-does-the-icu-team-rushing-her-to-do-the-brain-death-test/">My Wife Had a Cardiac Arrest. Why does the ICU Team Rush to Do the Brain Death Test?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power,
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Husband Is In The ICU On Ventilator Weaning With COPD. Why Does The ICU Team Delay Early Mobilisation For Him?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Francis as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Francis’ wife had a cardiac arrest and is asking about giving consent to brain death test as per advise by the doctors.
My Wife Had a Cardiac Arrest. Why does the ICU Team Rush to Do the Brain Death Test? 





Francis: Hello?
Patrik: Hi. Is that Francis?
Francis: Yes. It is.
Patrik: Hi, Francis. It’s Patrik here from Intensive Care Hotline. How are you?
Francis: Good.
Patrik: I’m just returning your call. Sorry I wasn’t … I was busy earlier. Now, we can talk. You have a family member in intensive care. Is that right?
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Francis: Yes.
Patrik: Right. Is it a parent? Is it your spouse? Is it a child?
Francis: My spouse.
Patrik: Your spouse?
Francis: Yes.
Patrik: Right, okay. Why is she in intensive care?
Francis: She went to cardiac arrest, and she didn’t get any oxygen to her brain for … 30 minutes it took for them to revive her.
Patrik: How long ago was that?
Francis: Maybe two days ago now.
Patrik: Two days ago. The cardiac arrest was outside of hospital?
Francis: No, it was at the hospital.
Patrik: Right okay. And they couldn’t resuscitate her to the point where they could reinfuse her brain with oxygen, so you think she had some brain damage, is that what you’re saying?
Francis: Well they just did some testing and they said that those show she has brain damage. They want to do a final test to confirm it.
Patrik: Okay. Did they do a CAT scan of the brain to confirm the brain damage?
Francis: I think they did.
Patrik: You think or you know? Because that’s a really important question. 
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Husband Is in ICU with COPD. Will He Be Able To Wean Off  The Ventilator? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Rebecca as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Rebecca’s husband is ventilated in the ICU, on ventilator weaning and is asking why does the ICU team delays early mobilisation for him.
My Husband is in the ICU on Ventilator Weaning with COPD. Why does the ICU Team Delay Early Mobilisation for Him? 
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Rebecca here.”
PART 1
PART 2
Patrik: Sure.
Doctor A.: Situations.
Patrik:  Okay, so at this point in time, he’s breathing in SIMV, or in CPAP at this… right at this point in time?
Doctor A.: At night he’s on support.
Patrik: Right, right, right. And then during the day you put him into CPAP or what’s your sort of process around managing that?
Rebecca: Patrik?
Patrik: Yes.
Rebecca: I’m sorry for some reason the phone dropped.
Patrik: That’s OK.
Doctor A: Alright, I’m going to run along. Any other questions?
Patrik: Yeah, the other question that I have is, so, what’s your process around getting in between CPAP and SIMV, getting him on SIMV overnight to give him a rest and get him on CPAP during the day, or…
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Doctor A: And that’s the strategy.
Patrik: Right, right.
Doctor A: CPAP during the day consistently then we try and go to the twenty-four hours.
Rebecca: When you say consistently…
Doctor A: Meaning no issues, no going backwards. CPAP straight, remove him from the SIMV mode and we know that for the last five day he’s had CPAP, no issues, no going back,]]>
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My Husband is with COPD in the ICU. Will He Be Able to Wean Off  the Ventilator? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-is-with-copd-in-the-icu-will-he-be-able-to-wean-off-the-ventilator/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:00:23 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=16128 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-is-with-copd-in-the-icu-will-he-be-able-to-wean-off-the-ventilator/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-is-with-copd-in-the-icu-will-he-be-able-to-wean-off-the-ventilator/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-is-with-copd-in-the-icu-will-he-be-able-to-wean-off-the-ventilator/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-is-with-copd-in-the-icu-will-he-be-able-to-wean-off-the-ventilator/">My Husband is with COPD in the ICU. Will He Be Able to Wean Off  the Ventilator?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Husband Showed Great Improvement In Trying To Wean Him Off The Ventilator. Why Can’t He Be Totally Removed From It?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients Rebecca as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Rebecca’s husband is ventilated in the ICU, on weaning treatment from CPAP then now back on SIMV and is asking about the reason why he is not getting off the ventilator.
My Husband is with COPD in the ICU. Will He Be Able to Wean Off  the Ventilator?

“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy  sessions with me and Rebecca here.”
PART 1
Rebecca: Patrik?
Patrik:  Yes. Hi Rebecca. Thank you-
Rebecca: Hi.
Patrik: Payment, so thank you so much.
Rebecca: The doctor is here right now.
Patrik: Right, okay. Well, that’s good. So how do you want to proceed? Should we just start talking to him and ask him? We can do that right away now, if you like.
Rebecca: Okay. Actually, just real quick. Let me see.
Patrik: I’m ready, I can…
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Rebecca: Okay, let’s see if we can talk now. Doctor A, I have my cousin on the line. My cousin. We have to ask you a couple of questions. Is that okay?
Doctor A.: Oh, okay hold on.. please excuse me.
Rebecca: Okay, hold on. Patrik?
Patrik: Yeah.
Rebecca: Patrik?
Patrik: Yes.
Rebecca: Okay, here’s Doctor A.
Doctor A.: Yes, what can I do for you?
Patrik: Okay, I was talking, I’ve been talking to Rebecca over the last few weeks, you know, and we’ve got some concerns around, you know, it sounds like her husband isn’t moving forward in terms of getting off the ventilator. He’s been sort of going from CPAP to SIMV from what I understan...]]>
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Uncle in the ICU Had a Stroke. Will He Be Able to Recover After Two Weeks in the Intensive Care Unit?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Rebecca as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Rebecca’s husband is in the hospital with tracheostomy and she is asking why he can’t be weaned off from the ventilator.
My Husband Showed Great Improvement in Trying to Wean Him Off the Ventilator. Why Can’t He Be Totally Removed from It? 
Rebecca: Hello?
Patrik: Hi, is this Rebecca?
Rebecca: Yes, hi Patrik. How are you?
Patrik: I’m really good. Thank you. How are you?
Rebecca: I am very well.
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Patrik:  Okay. If you can tell me more about your husband’s situation, and then I can tell you how we can help. So it’s really about making a decision going forward, how I can help you. So, tell me more about what’s been happening and what your frustrations are, and then we’ll take it from there.
Rebecca: Okay, well my husband has been on his tracheostomy since January 24th, and he’s doing well, we are just trying to wean him off of the machine, but it just seems to be difficult. He’s at 30 hours, and then he started sweating very, very profusely. But now he’s been on a force of doing 10 hours a day.
Patrik: 10 hours a day?
Rebecca:  Very, very well weaning him off, but today he did 10 hours, no he did six hours, and then he had an episode of that sweating. But I didn’t know that when you do a draw, a blood gas that you can get different results if they’re on SIMV, or if they’re on CPAP.
Patrik: Oh very much so. Very much so.
Rebecca:  Yeah, I didn’t know that. So, last Sunday his blood gas on SIMV was 51, this past Friday they did a blood gas he was on CPAP, and it came back 113.
Patrik: Can I-
Rebecca: So the only … Yeah, go ahead.
Patrik: Can I just … And I will come to that blood gas CPAP versus S...]]>
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Uncle In The ICU Is In A Critical Condition. Why Does The ICU Team Opt For Euthanasia? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients George as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! George’s uncle is in a coma in the ICU and is asking about the best treatment for him to wake up and be in a good condition. 
My Uncle in the ICU Had a Stroke. Will He Be Able to Recover After Two Weeks in the Intensive Care Unit? 

George: Yeah.
Patrik: Therefore, that’s what I mean, a tracheostomy and a feeding tube, they’re basically lifelines, they’re on the one end tracheostomy will give air, oxygen, it’ll give air, oxygen and it could ventilate your uncle as well. And the other thing that the PEG tube is doing its feeding your uncle. So again, without that he can’t live. Your uncle has a feeding tube at the moment as well, I saw it in the video. But it’s not on his tummy, it’s actually in his mouth.
George:  Yes.
Patrik: A tracheostomy and a feeding tube will buy your uncle time. It might also be … have you or your family, have you asked the neurologist about getting into rehab? Have you asked that question?
George: Yes, the thing is after this surgery, once he’s stable they can send him to the rehab.
Patrik: Okay. Well, if he brought that up already, then again that maximises his chances of any meaningful recovery.
George: Well, okay. Here is my concern. All the family members, we have discussed this over and over. We don’t want to make him suffer for one year, two years. He can’t … he cannot do anything, he is unable to do anything after what he has gone through. Maybe he’s going to open his eye and he’s not going to be able to tell us anything, he’s not going to be able to… I… I.. We don’t know that situation, what it’s going to be worse? We don’t want to have him suffer like that. Rather to go for two days or three day and then he die. Again, we know that maybe that’s not the outcome. He may prefer for 10 days, we don’t know.
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Husband In The ICU Is Doing Better? Why does the ICU team push towards Withdrawal of Treatment?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer questions from one of  my clients George as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! George’s uncle had a cardiac arrest, rushed to the hospital, had seizure, went into coma, becomes ventilated and is asking why the ICU team is opting for euthanasia. 
My Uncle in the ICU is in a Critical Condition. Why Does the ICU Team Opt for Euthanasia?
George: Hello.
Patrik: Hi, is that George?
George: Yes. Hi, Patrik, how are you?
Patrik: How are you?
George: I’m doing fine.
Patrik: Is this a good time to call?
George: Yeah, that’s fine. I came out from the hospital for a little bit. The doctor here and I already talked to all the family members. I already know their input, but I just wanted to get input from you and see what you think about it.
I mean, you know pretty much. We had a cardiac arrest on May 31st. And paramedics could not get there on the site. It was about 10 minutes in the past, and there was the CPR, nothing was even … until they arrived. And then they defibrillate the heart somehow and they were able to get a pulse. And on the way back to the hospital they got a pulse.
So, it was over 15 minutes that his heart was stopped. He had a heart attack and a cardiac arrest. Plus, that would be a stroke too. And MRI and everything, what the neurologist is telling us that the top portion of his brain is not responding at all. There’s no electrical activity, but on the left brain is working. So, he may open his eye and close it. 
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Patrik: I’ve seen that in your video.
George: But, so far … I’m sorry, yeah, so far, he has only done one for briefly about 15 to 20 seconds. That’s about it. After that, there is no sign. Today, I think they did EEG and we haven’t got the report ye...]]> Patrik Hutzel yes 5:24 39 My Husband In The ICU Is Doing Better? Why does the ICU team push towards Withdrawal of Treatment? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-in-the-icu-is-doing-better-why-does-the-icu-team-is-pushing-in-withdrawal-of-treatment/ Mon, 24 Dec 2018 22:00:47 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15928 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-in-the-icu-is-doing-better-why-does-the-icu-team-is-pushing-in-withdrawal-of-treatment/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-in-the-icu-is-doing-better-why-does-the-icu-team-is-pushing-in-withdrawal-of-treatment/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-in-the-icu-is-doing-better-why-does-the-icu-team-is-pushing-in-withdrawal-of-treatment/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-husband-in-the-icu-is-doing-better-why-does-the-icu-team-is-pushing-in-withdrawal-of-treatment/">My Husband In The ICU Is Doing Better? Why does the ICU team push towards Withdrawal of Treatment?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was 
My Dad’s Condition in the ICU is Improving. Why Does the ICU Team Limit Treatment to Him?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“, I want to answer the questions from one of  my clients Katie, as part of my  1:1 consulting and advocacy service, telling that her husband in ICU is doing better but the ICU team wants to withdraw treatment. 
My Husband In The ICU Is Doing Better? Why does the ICU team push towards Withdrawal of Treatment?
Katie: Hello.
Patrik: Hi, it’s Patrik here from Intensive Care Hotline. How are you?
Katie: Yes, not too good.
Patrik: Right. So um…
Katie:  My husband suffered cardiac arrest, about a week ago. He’s now had anatomic brain surgery and the Doctor is wanting me to pull his plug, which I do not agree to do, neither is his family.
Patrik: Right, are you the medical power of attorney for your husband?
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 Katie: Yes, I am.
Patrik: How old is your husband?
Katie: He is 42.
Patrik: Oh, my goodness, 42.
Katie: Yes, Yes.
Patrik: Okay, alright. So what we will be doing is that I will be getting more of the information from you, what exactly happened. And then I will advise you, how I can help you? If I can help you, I do charge a few going forward. But I will inform you about that after all the details. And let you know how I can help you.
Katie:  Would you mind, can you put everything into an email because I am kind of driving right now.
Patrik: Absolutely, I can send you the consulting options then in an email. But the next step is really tells me more about what exactly happened. So he had a cardiac arrest about a week ago?
Katie: Yes.
Patrik: And they are saying he has an anatomic brain injury.
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The ICU Team Just Wanted to Empty Their Beds and Get Rid of My Dad. Is this Medical Malpractice? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-just-wanted-to-empty-their-beds-and-get-rid-of-my-dad-is-this-a-medical-malpractice/ Wed, 19 Dec 2018 22:00:27 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15916 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-just-wanted-to-empty-their-beds-and-get-rid-of-my-dad-is-this-a-medical-malpractice/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-just-wanted-to-empty-their-beds-and-get-rid-of-my-dad-is-this-a-medical-malpractice/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-just-wanted-to-empty-their-beds-and-get-rid-of-my-dad-is-this-a-medical-malpractice/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-just-wanted-to-empty-their-beds-and-get-rid-of-my-dad-is-this-a-medical-malpractice/">The ICU Team Just Wanted to Empty Their Beds and Get Rid of My Dad. Is this Medical Malpractice?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
The ICU Team Is Stopping Treatment To My Dad In The ICU. Can I Transfer Him To Another Hospital?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! Peter is asking if pulling his dad out of the ICU is a part of medical malpractice? 
The ICU Team Just Wanted to Empty Their Beds and Get Rid of My Dad. Is this Medical Malpractice?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1 
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PART 4
PART 5
PART 6 
PART 7
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https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15890 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-stopping-treatment-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-can-i-transfer-him-to-another-hospital/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-stopping-treatment-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-can-i-transfer-him-to-another-hospital/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-stopping-treatment-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-can-i-transfer-him-to-another-hospital/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/the-icu-team-is-stopping-treatment-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-can-i-transfer-him-to-another-hospital/">The ICU Team is Stopping Treatment to my Dad in the ICU. Can I Transfer Him to Another Hospital?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad Was Transferred Back To The ICU Because Of Congestion. Why Does The ICU Team Withdraw Him From Treatment?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service!
Peter is saying that the ICU team is stopping the treatment to his dad and that he wants to transfer him to another hospital. 
The ICU Team is Stopping Treatment to my Dad in the ICU. Can I Transfer Him to Another Hospital?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1 
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My Dad was Transferred Back to the ICU Because of Congestion. Why Does the ICU Team Withdraw Him from Treatment? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-was-transferred-back-to-the-icu-because-of-congestion-why-does-the-icu-team-withdrawing-him-from-treatment/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:00:31 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15856 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-was-transferred-back-to-the-icu-because-of-congestion-why-does-the-icu-team-withdrawing-him-from-treatment/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-was-transferred-back-to-the-icu-because-of-congestion-why-does-the-icu-team-withdrawing-him-from-treatment/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-was-transferred-back-to-the-icu-because-of-congestion-why-does-the-icu-team-withdrawing-him-from-treatment/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-was-transferred-back-to-the-icu-because-of-congestion-why-does-the-icu-team-withdrawing-him-from-treatment/">My Dad was Transferred Back to the ICU Because of Congestion. Why Does the ICU Team Withdraw Him from Treatment?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad in LTAC Won’t Be Discharged Home Because Of  Yeast Infection. What Causes This Infection?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service where Peter is saying  that his dad’s doctors agreed not to do anything, however Peter now has second thoughts and he’s asking if they want to withdraw treatment on his Dad
My Dad was Transferred Back to the ICU Because of Congestion. Why Does the ICU Team Withdraw Him from Treatment?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1 
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PART 4
PART 5
PART 6 
PART 7
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Patrik:  You’re most welcome. Let me know if you get stuck, if you want me to talk to the doctor, please let me know.
Peter:  All right. I have to wait a minute. Looks like the elevator’s here now.]]>
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My Dad in LTAC Won’t be Discharged Home Because of Yeast Infection. What Causes This Infection? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-ltac-wont-be-discharged-home-because-of-yeast-infection-what-causes-this-infection/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:00:09 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15828 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-ltac-wont-be-discharged-home-because-of-yeast-infection-what-causes-this-infection/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-ltac-wont-be-discharged-home-because-of-yeast-infection-what-causes-this-infection/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-ltac-wont-be-discharged-home-because-of-yeast-infection-what-causes-this-infection/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-ltac-wont-be-discharged-home-because-of-yeast-infection-what-causes-this-infection/">My Dad in LTAC Won’t be Discharged Home Because of Yeast Infection. What Causes This Infection?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad Got Multiple Infections and Pressure Ulcers in LTAC. Was there medical negligence on the part of the ICU team?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! wanting his dad in the rehab facility to be discharged home but the doctors are refusing to because of yeast infection. 
My Dad in LTAC Won’t be Discharged Home Because of Yeast Infection. What Causes This Infection?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1 
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5
PART 6 
PART 7
Patrik: Okay. I can tell you, Peter, I can tell you with what you’re telling me, with the sediment and the yeast in the catheter and potassium and sodium high, he’s not getting enough water.]]>
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My Dad Got Multiple Infections and Pressure Ulcers in LTAC. Was there medical negligence on the part of the ICU team? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-got-multiple-infections-and-pressure-ulcers-in-the-rehab-facility-was-there-a-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-icu-team/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:00:12 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15791 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-got-multiple-infections-and-pressure-ulcers-in-the-rehab-facility-was-there-a-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-icu-team/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-got-multiple-infections-and-pressure-ulcers-in-the-rehab-facility-was-there-a-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-icu-team/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-got-multiple-infections-and-pressure-ulcers-in-the-rehab-facility-was-there-a-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-icu-team/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-got-multiple-infections-and-pressure-ulcers-in-the-rehab-facility-was-there-a-negligence-on-the-part-of-the-icu-team/">My Dad Got Multiple Infections and Pressure Ulcers in LTAC. Was there medical negligence on the part of the ICU team?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad In ICU Has Pressure Sores. Is It A Sign Of Bad Nursing Care?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service! asking why his dad acquired multiple infections and pressure sores. Does having such poor technique in the rehab facility contributed mainly to these? 
My Dad Got Multiple Infections and Pressure Ulcers in LTAC. Was there medical negligence on the part of the ICU team?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1 
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PART 3
PART 4
PART 5
PART 6 
Peter:  Yes, He was.
Patrik:  So that’s okay.
Peter:  I’m glad we don’t have bad things to talk about right now.
Patrik:   Sorry.
Peter:  I said I’m glad we don’t have bad things to talk about.
Patrik:  That’s right. I mean it’s still like your dad is in hospital but at least he’s moving forward.
Peter:  Yeah. And that bothers me now, you know?
Patrik:  Of course. I mean, yes he’s moving forward. We don’t have bad things to talk about for now, but at the end of the day he will need care and support.
Peter:  Probably, a lot. Yes.
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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad In ICU Is On A Regular CPAP Machine. Why Does The ICU Team Tell Me That We Cannot Connect His Trache On To The CPAP Machine?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service telling that his Dad in ICU has pressure sores and asking if it’s a sign of a bad nursing care. 
My Dad in ICU has pressure sores. Is it a sign of bad nursing care?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5 
Peter: Yes, He was.
Patrik: So that’s okay.
Peter: I’m glad we don’t have bad things to talk about right now.
Patrik: Sorry.
Peter: I said I’m glad we don’t have bad things to talk about.
Patrik: That’s right. I mean it’s still like your dad is in hospital but at least he’s moving forward.
Peter: Yeah. And that bothers me now, you know?
Patrik: Of course. I mean, yes he’s moving forward. We don’t have bad things to talk about for now, but at the end of the day he will need care and support.
Peter: Probably, a lot yeah.
Peter: He was telling me about how sedation kind of floats around in your blood for a couple of days, right?]]>
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My Dad in ICU is on a regular CPAP machine. Why does the ICU team tell me that we cannot connect his trache on to the CPAP machine? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-on-regular-cpap-machine-why-is-the-icu-team-tell-that-we-cannot-connect-his-trache-into-the-cpap-machine/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 22:00:04 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15764 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-on-regular-cpap-machine-why-is-the-icu-team-tell-that-we-cannot-connect-his-trache-into-the-cpap-machine/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-on-regular-cpap-machine-why-is-the-icu-team-tell-that-we-cannot-connect-his-trache-into-the-cpap-machine/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-on-regular-cpap-machine-why-is-the-icu-team-tell-that-we-cannot-connect-his-trache-into-the-cpap-machine/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-on-regular-cpap-machine-why-is-the-icu-team-tell-that-we-cannot-connect-his-trache-into-the-cpap-machine/">My Dad in ICU is on a regular CPAP machine. Why does the ICU team tell me that we cannot connect his trache on to the CPAP machine?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik  Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
They Gave Lasix To My Dad In The ICU But He Produced Inadequate Urine. Is He At Risk For Pulmonary Oedema?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service asking why his Dad’s CPAP machine cannot be directly connected to his trache according to the ICU team? 
My Dad in ICU is on a regular CPAP machine. Why does the ICU team tell me that we cannot connect his trache on to the CPAP machine?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
Peter:    Yeah. Alright now, I’ll let you go. I don’t want to hold you-
Patrik:  Not at all, not at all. It’s been a pleasure. It’s been a pleasure helping you  and let me know when you need to chat again.
Peter:   Okay, alright then.
Patrik:   Okay.
Peter:   You take it easy, now, alright?
Patrik:  And you. All the best. You look after yourself. Thank you.
Peter:   Yeah, I know, that’s true.
Patrik:  Yeah, you-
Peter:  Alright, we’ll see you now.
Patrik:  Okay, take care. Bye-bye.
Peter:  Okay, Patrik. Bye-bye. Bye.
Patrik:  Bye-bye.
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Peter:   Hello.
Patrik:   Hi Peter. It’s Patrik speaking.
Peter:  I can hear you now.
Patrik:   Okay. I-
Peter:   I don’t know what happened. Maybe I’m in a bad area.
Patrik:  Ah. I could hear you clearly on Skype then all of a sudden it was gon...]]>
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My Dad in the ICU is having airway swelling. How come the ICU team is rushing him to have a tracheostomy? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-the-icu-is-having-airway-swelling-how-come-the-icu-team-is-rushing-him-to-have-a-tracheostomy/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:00:57 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15739 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-the-icu-is-having-airway-swelling-how-come-the-icu-team-is-rushing-him-to-have-a-tracheostomy/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-the-icu-is-having-airway-swelling-how-come-the-icu-team-is-rushing-him-to-have-a-tracheostomy/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-the-icu-is-having-airway-swelling-how-come-the-icu-team-is-rushing-him-to-have-a-tracheostomy/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-the-icu-is-having-airway-swelling-how-come-the-icu-team-is-rushing-him-to-have-a-tracheostomy/">My Dad in the ICU is having airway swelling. How come the ICU team is rushing him to have a tracheostomy?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
They Gave Lasix To My Dad In The ICU But He Produced Inadequate Urine. Is He At Risk For Pulmonary Oedema?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“, I want to answer the questions from one of  my clients Peter, as part of my  1:1 consulting and advocacy service, saying that his intubated dad is having airway swelling and the ICU team is rushing for his Dad to have a tracheostomy.
My Dad in the ICU is having airway swelling. How come the ICU team is rushing him to have a tracheostomy?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1 
PART 2
PART 3 
Peter:  Yeah.
Patrik:  Hi Peter. It’s Patrik here of intensive care hotline. Is that better?
Peter:  You know what I was gonna try? See I’m on the hospital …
Patrik:  Right.
Peter:  … router system. I just disconnected from it and I’m thinking maybe that’s why it didn’t work. But we did it the other day and it didn’t work so I don’t know.
Patrik:  Right.
Peter:  So let’s just stay here.
Patrik:  Right. Okay. All right. So I’ll just repeat what I said when you probably couldn’t hear me. So from my perspective … Did you hear what I said about the steroids?
Peter: Just basically I heard it, and we got cut out for about a minute.
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Patrik:   Okay.
Peter:   You can give the steroids a chance and then maybe you wanna … they’re them a chance. They don’t wanna spend the time of them on the steroids.]]>
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They gave Lasix to my Dad in the ICU but he produced inadequate urine. Is he at risk for pulmonary oedema? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/they-gave-lasix-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-but-he-produced-inadequate-urine-is-he-at-risk-for-pulmonary-oedema/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:00:37 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15724 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/they-gave-lasix-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-but-he-produced-inadequate-urine-is-he-at-risk-for-pulmonary-oedema/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/they-gave-lasix-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-but-he-produced-inadequate-urine-is-he-at-risk-for-pulmonary-oedema/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/they-gave-lasix-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-but-he-produced-inadequate-urine-is-he-at-risk-for-pulmonary-oedema/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/they-gave-lasix-to-my-dad-in-the-icu-but-he-produced-inadequate-urine-is-he-at-risk-for-pulmonary-oedema/">They gave Lasix to my Dad in the ICU but he produced inadequate urine. Is he at risk for pulmonary oedema?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad In ICU Is Only Having Pneumonia. Why Does The ICU Team Tell Me That He Has End-Stage Renal Disease Now? 
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“  I want to answer the succeeding questions from one of  my clients Peter as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service!
They gave Lasix to my Dad in the ICU but he produced inadequate urine. Is he at risk for pulmonary oedema? 
You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy sessions with me and Peter here.
PART 1
PART 2
Patrik:  Yeah, that’s exactly right. If they gave him albumin, and he’s not making urine, that could cause trouble. That could get him into pulmonary oedema relatively quickly, especially with-
Peter:   Now-
Patrik:   … Especially with his heart-
Peter:  …Now if it causes trouble, is the medicine have to blame for this? The … What’s it called? Is it Lasix? Is that typically the cause of this type of thing?
Patrik:   No, it’s usually a combination of the hypotension and … Has your dad been on Lasix before? Do you know?
Peter:   Oh yeah, he was taking 10 milligrams a day.
Patrik:   At home?
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Peter:   He was doing fine. He was taking in about 2200, between water, free water, and what do you call that stuff, the feeding solution.
Patrik:   Oh yeah.
Peter:   And he was putting out 14 to 15. He was putting out about 1400 a day.
Patrik:   Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Peter:   Sometimes 1800.]]>
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My Dad in ICU is only having pneumonia. Why does the ICU team tell me that he has end-stage renal disease now? https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-only-having-pneumonia-why-does-the-icu-team-tell-me-that-he-has-end-stage-renal-disease-now/ Fri, 23 Nov 2018 22:00:39 +0000 https://intensivecarehotline.com/?p=15706 https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-only-having-pneumonia-why-does-the-icu-team-tell-me-that-he-has-end-stage-renal-disease-now/#respond https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-only-having-pneumonia-why-does-the-icu-team-tell-me-that-he-has-end-stage-renal-disease-now/feed/ 0 <p>Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care! This is. <a href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-only-having-pneumonia-why-does-the-icu-team-tell-me-that-he-has-end-stage-renal-disease-now/">Continue Reading »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com/questions/my-dad-in-icu-is-only-having-pneumonia-why-does-the-icu-team-tell-me-that-he-has-end-stage-renal-disease-now/">My Dad in ICU is only having pneumonia. Why does the ICU team tell me that he has end-stage renal disease now?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://intensivecarehotline.com">Intensive Care Hotline</a>.</p> Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM where we instantly improve the lives for Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can make informed decisions, have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making fast, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“ and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question was
My Dad In ICU Is Having End- Stage Renal Disease! Why Has The ICU Team Not Informed Me Earlier?
You can check out last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED“, I want to answer the questions from one of  my clients Peter, as part of my 1:1 consulting and advocacy service, telling that his Dad came only with pneumonia, but now the ICU team is telling he has end-stage renal disease. 
My Dad in ICU is only having pneumonia. Why does the ICU team tell me that he has end-stage renal disease now?
“You can also check out previous 1:1 consulting and advocacy session with me and Peter here.”
PART 1
Peter:    Didn’t give it to him last night. Didn’t give it to him this morning.
Patrik:    Yeah.
Peter:   So maybe that’s helping him too.
Patrik:    Yes, for sure. For sure.
Peter:   Keppra has the side effect of sleeping.
Patrik:   Oh, absolutely.
Peter:   But he’s still got some junk in his lungs and stuff, that they’re suctioning out.
Patrik:   They do-
Peter:    So he’s not out of the woods yet, but …
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Patrik:    No. They do still suction him?
Peter:   Oh, yeah. They’re still suctioning him.
Patrik:   Right. And how is he tolerating that?
Peter:   Oh, he’s okay. It takes a little bit to get him to gag, to get a cough reflex, you know.
Patrik:    Right. And how do-
Peter:    But my concern is just he’s not urinating.
Patrik:    Yeah, absolutely.
Peter:   He’s never had that problem, ever.
Patrik:   Right, right.
Look. So here’s what I can see, and just before I come to the kidneys I’ll just quickly ask, how do they suction him? Do they suction him through his nose, or through the mouth?
Peter:   No, they’ve been doing the mouth, yeah.
Patrik:   Okay. Alright.
Peter:   The nose is a little bit too risky for … They do as needed, like if he was really … If he’s desatu...]]>
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