my dad has been in the hospital for 3 week's and he was on the vent for 2 week's they used propoful he is not sudated any more but still can't move he has a tiaq in his neck they tell me now he has had some brain injury
Propofol - how long can side effects last?
Question posted by stephanie murray on 3 Nov 2009
Last updated on 23 January 2011 by sjohnston570
My wife under propofol for 7 days. Nursing staff stated repeatedly they had never seen anyone under the dosage rate the dr maintained for the duration. She was in for respiratory failure and incubated. Post release from hospitalization she has total loss of use and feeling in right foot. Dr.'(s) claim foot possibly left unsupported or hanging off of bed. No attempt to secure feet was ever made but they now claim should have been. The term is drop foot. At 33 yrs., she may never walk again unassisted. Horrible drug with life changing side-effects if not carefully monitered. No one warned us nor is anyone taking any responsibility. Do not accept any claims of brain injury until you research with the manufacturer. This drug not recommended for long term sedation. So sorry for your family.
stephanie murray; I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I just lost mine in September of this year. propofol should be out of someones system within 24 hours if they let it come out naturally. There is medications that they can use to make you wake up faster. Just like coming out of anesthesia from surgery. Please do not let them use this drug too long, obviously you are aware of what happened to Michael Jackson with this medication. It can be very dangerous if used too long. Good luck P.S can you please explain what a tiaq is or did you spell it wrong. Thank you
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