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Not Responding to treatment for Pneumonia

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  • Posted By: neuhaus2
  • October 3, 2011
  • 03:45 AM

please help me. my friend Angela, 34 yrs., normally very healthy has been in an icu unit for over a week with little to no improvement. it started with the flu, turned into double pneumonia and now there is an undiagnosed/untreatable viral infection/bacterial infection that is not subsiding. they have her on paralytics to paralyze her muscles, they have her sedated to the point of unconciousness, on a ventilator, 50% oxygen and pumped full of broad spectrum antibiotics . nothing is working. she has a temperature of 100 to 101. she is very bloated as to be expected. they keep doing blood cultures and nothing is "growing" as a result of the saturation of antibiotics in her system or so i am told. please help, any information will be appreciated.

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