I Survived Ards Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Only 60% of those affected survive. 19 People

    Sister Suffering From Ards Pls Contact 09702500683 Venkatesh

    sister suffering from ARDS pls contact 09702500683 venkatesh urgently
    venkatesh12345 venkatesh12345
    41-45
    Oct 7, 2012

    A Long 4 Months

    It started with a bad cold which became bronchitis, then went to double peumonia. I went into hospital, and the last thing I remember is eating supper, on the second night there. Next thing I know, it's 2 months later, and I don't remember. Unable to talk, because of a ventilator...
    sandykb sandykb
    51-55
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2010

    Status Asthmaticus

    It all started with a severe asthma attack..I had asthmatic bronchitis when I was admitted to the hospital.At first my lung xrays were clear and blood work was fairly normal.I am really not sure what happened but 4 days later I called my husband at work and told him to hurry that...
    nana68 nana68
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2013

    I Am Grateful to Be Alive!

    On December 21, 2007, I received a liver transplant after suffering for several years with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Everything associated with the transplant went perfectly; the day after in ICU I was walking around unassisted, once moved to the transplant floor for...
    gratefultobealive gratefultobealive
    66-70
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

    A Summer Like No Other

    June 2009 began with an asthmatic bronchitis diagnosis for me. I was on antibiotics when I left for a week cruise to Alaska with my family. When I returned, I had contracted another respiratory illness that left me coughing, achy, headachy, weak, out of breath, and feverish. A...
    iw8forsno iw8forsno
    36-40
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    It started off with a "cold" I caught from my

    14 years daughter. I had gone to the hospital and they treated it like the flu. After fainting once in the shower and laying around for the next few days, I wasn't making any sense in the things I was saying. My daughter was starting to get frustrated when my dad heard her...
    jenniejennjen jenniejennjen
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    My Dad Is Now In Icu Diagnosed With Ards Feel Helpless And Have A Million Questions Please Help

    My dad has been in ICU for 9 days now and was diagnosed with ARDS about 3 days ago he has been on ventilator for 5 days now. Ventilator set at 100% but today his 02 stats are running 87%-90% yesterday it was 93% it seems he is not improving. I think in about 3 days he will be...
    melissamorrison melissamorrison
    36-40
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    Still Feel Vulnerable To Ards

    Hi everyone.  I want to share my story.about ARDS.  I want to begin by saying that I have had many years of bouts with binge alcoholism.  I have had pancreatitis in the past and was a smoker and I really did not treat my body well at all.  When I got sick, February 14, 2011...
    Allen1970 Allen1970
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 24, 2011

    Survived, And Now Trying To Keep Up...

    I was in a deep coma for 4 months from ARDS, asperated, 2 collapsed lungs, PE, PI, 12 blood clots, no pulse, 6 hours w/little oxygen, pulse was 12, bp was 32/11. Doctors told my family to say goodbye I wouldn't make it til the morning. I hate that my family had to go through...
    beachtime beachtime
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

    My Friend.....

    My bestfriend is the strongest person I know. She had Acute Respiratory Distress in Iraq from a IUD she was working as a Sarg. Medic. She was intubated for a while and it has been about 2 yrs since and she is living life the best way she can. I need your help. I need the best...
    friendoffriend friendoffriend
    31-35
    Aug 29, 2011

    I got H1N1 in 2009. My body shut down.

    They put me in a coma for a month and I was intubated. I exhausted the time you can be on the ventilator so they put a trachea in me to buy me a few more weeks. I did pull through. After I was well enough I was sent to a rehab hospital. I spent my time learning how to walk...
    tworden22 tworden22
    46-50, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    I Survived Ards In 2009

    On September 27, 2009 I was admitted into the Hospital and put in the Intensive care Unit. I went to the Emergency room because I had been suffering from Flu like symptoms and couldnt breathe very well and was very weak. The doctor immediately isolated me in fear that I had the...
    summerhernandez29 summerhernandez29
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2011

    Four Years Ago I Was Near Death But I Survived

    On September 19, 2005, after helping my daughter move the day before, I awoke with what I thought was a pulled muscle in my back. I kept thinking it would get better but four days later and still in pain, I went to the doctor. Immediately, I was sent to the hospital for an...
    IthinkIfeelIam IthinkIfeelIam
    46-50
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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