Positive thoughts needed for my brother! - page 2

Hi everyone, I'm still relatively new here... in case you haven't read my other posts, I'm planning a career switch into nursing but have not yet started school. So forgive me if this message has... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Best wishes for your brother and family.
  2. by   RadRN2
    My prayers tonight are for your brother and you....
  3. by   RedKat
    Thank you all for the good wishes...

    I got an update on my brother last night. Apparently at some point yesterday afternoon, he coded... had a reaction to some medication they gave him. Fortunately, they got him breathing again and he's improving. Still VERY drugged up, but was at least able to mumble a couple of words into the phone to my sister. And the doctor says there won't be any permanent damage to his hand or arm.

    My mother flew down to FL to be with him. She had plans to go there next week anyway, and the airlines were kind enough to let her switch the dates on her ticket with no hassle. And her two sisters live about 1/2 hour from the hospital, so mom & my brother will have some additional support if needed. He's expected to be in the hospital at least a few more days.

    Anyway, thanks again to all of you. It looks like things are improving, slowly but surely!

  4. by   delirium
    Is he breathing independently, Kathy? I'm so sorry to hear about this. Sending you and your family sparkly, positive thoughts...

    I work in a hospital with a bad reputation (which is why I refuse to work there when I graduate, but people don't understand that), and there was this one surgeon that we called Dr. Death. Almost everyone of his patients ended up with post-operative infections and he had a run of P.E.'s (I think 4 consecutive ones).

    Anyway, he decided to 'retire' from surgery, and now he's the chief of our ER.

    I hope your brother continues to improve.
  5. by   RedKat
    Yes, he's breathing independently and continuing to improve. Thanks for asking! Dr. Death sure sounds scary!!! Glad he's not doing surgery any more...
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am so sorry for all your stress. Warm thoughts your way!