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@alaynarose111

Thank you so much for getting back. The issue remains with the injury the lungs have sustained , and he is unable to oxygenate himself properly without the ventilator, I am just getting concerned about the amount of time being spend on it. It’s pretty unusual from my understanding that someone spends over a month on a ventilator without a tracheostomy being performed. In his case the icu team says he it not ready and wouldn’t not tolerate a trach at this point. I was trying to look all over the internet for others who may have had a similar experience with the prolonged amount of time they have spent on a ventilator and their experience and recovery.

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@alaynarose111, I certainly can understand your worry. And your brother may be a rare case, but it sounds like the ICU team are monitoring him closely to do what is right for him. Is your brother conscious? Are you able to communicate with him?

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