Any advice on ventilation weaning for my Mom who has COPD and just had surgery?
My 82 year mother who has chronic COPD, felland broke her hip. Surgery went well, but they are having difficulty weaning her off the ventilator due to her lung condition. Even though my mother has a DNR and DNI in place, the ventilator was used as a post operative procedure. Now I am in a dilemna as to continue ventilator assistance or honor my mother's wishes. If any one has any experience with this situation, I would really appreciate some input. She has been on the ventilator assist and sedation for 5 days and still cannot breath totally on her own.