Interview 05- Intensive care' patients' experiences
Age at interview: 40
Brief outline: Had pneumonia and severe sepsis. Was in intensive care for 22 days, the High Dependency Unit for 10 days and just over a week on a general ward.
Background: Occupation' housing officer. Marital status' married. Number of children' 2. Ethnic background' White British.
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- Age at interview:
- Occupation' housing officer. Marital status' married. Number of children' 2. Ethnic background' White British.
So they were just like God no, and he [the consultant] said, "The only thing we could really do now is there's a drug called Xigris, now we hadn't got it in the hospital and we've never used it before, but we can order it in, but you've got to understand that it, it is new and one of the side-effects of it could cause an internal bleed, either in the brain or internally, in which case that's really all there is to it then."
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