needhope Posted May 9, 2007 Share Posted May 9, 2007 What Can Be Done? The nurses are having to keep my dad heavily sedated (knocked out) because once he comes out of it he becomes agitated and starts trying to get up. Almost like he's fighting the ventilator. Right now they are giving him 50% oxygen and are lowering it every day (so there has been some progress) but have had to keep him sedated for the past few days so that he doesn't freak out and cause his oxygen level to drop. I asked the nurse could it be panic attacks and she said that it is possible. Has anyone dealt with this before? Is there anything else that can be done to help my dad with his anxiety? Right now, this seems to be the primary thing that is keeping him in ICU and not allowing him to be moved to a regular room. If we could only get hime to relax..... Rochelle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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