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Why would a person have to be sedated so he could breathe on…

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Why would a person have to be sedated so he could breathe on his own?

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Ohio

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Not sure, he took a fall, seemed to be getting better then was put back in icu

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

in the ICU, patients have to be sedated to breath by a breathing machine or a ventilator.

once the patient is better, they can have their sedation reversed and the breathing tube removed for the patient to then breath on their own

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