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The uneven road to recovery

(Ed. Note: Due to user error by the author, the post Out of ICU did not get shared until a number of days after it actually occurred.) I have always known – and comforted many others with – the reality that recovery or healing is not a straight line. You have good days and bad … Continue reading

Out of the ICU

45 days. Two hospitals. Three ambulance rides. Three collapsed lungs. Four bronchoscopies. Two intubations. One tracheostomy. A bowel infection and countless tube insertions, medicine alterations, litres and litres of mucus and saliva suctioned. And Deane is finally out of the Intensive Care Unit. What has this arduous, emotional and exhausting journey taught us? As much … Continue reading