Patient with MD having bronchoscopy. Usual medication given for sedation is Versed. Is it okay or should an alternative med be given?
Any Muscular Dystrophy patient should be VERY leery of IV sedation or general anesthesia. They should be evaluated by a cardiologist, a pulmonologist, a neurologist and an anesthesiologist. My son, who had Emery Dreifuss M.D. was sedated with Versed & Demerol, which caused cardiopulmonary arrest and cardiogenic shock which led to his death. I warned the doctor beforehand, but the Dr. thought he was God and disregarded my warnings and killed my beloved son.
Make SURE that your doctor has a THOROUGH understanding of Muscular Dystrophy. Your life depends on it.
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