Please read this and tell me your opinions...seriously ill relative - page 2

My sister's husband has been in the ICU since late Friday afternoon. He was sick for a few days (maybe 3 or 4) prior, went to the doc on Fri. morn...they said he had pneumonia and gave him... Read More

  1. by   AnnieRN
    Sounds like your relative is a candidate for a drug called Xygris which is used to treat severe sepsis. i've used it and it does work. I hope all goes well.
  2. by   BadBird
    Yes, unfortunately I have seen and taken care of young patients who went to the Dr. for cold symptoms only to end up with ARDS in a day, full pressure and ventilator support. One of my patients was only 19 yrs old. he didn't make it, the 34 yr. old did. I hope your BIL recovers quickly.
  3. by   emily_mom
    Nothing to add that the others haven't, but just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how he is doing....((()))
  4. by   lateblumer
    Yes, it can happen that fast. My 2 year old daughter was 17 months old and had to be hospitalized for 28 days and then had two more weeks of at home ABT, for an infectious cut she had gotten only 12 hours earlier. The infectious diseases dr told us if we had taken another 12 hours to get her to the er, we would have lost her.

    God be with you and your family. You are in our prayers!
  5. by   yannadey
    my prayers to your BIL & your family.
  6. by   sixes
    Unfortunately it can happen that fast. My dearest friend thought she had a bad cold. She was living in another town so I didn;t see her personally. Her husband woke in the middle of the night as he could hear her lungs gurggling. She was admitted to ICU, 6 hours later she was on a vent and in renal failure. 2 days later she was declared brain dead and taken of life support. she was 25 years old and left behind 4 very young children. I hope your husband fairs better insist on aggresive treatment. Your in my thoughts and my prayers