Tips for reducing anxiety in a loved one on a ventilator?
My mom has been on a ventilator for six weeks now after a cardiac arrest due to respiratory failure from untreated pneumonia at her nursing rehab. She is very anxious and that is keeping her from making progress weaning. Any advice on things I can do to help as a caregiver? She was also in a vent over the summer after a thymectomy compromised her ability to breathe. It has been such a long journey. Hard to watch her suffer over and over.