Interview 14- Intensive care' experiences of family
Age at interview: 63
Brief outline: She has cared for her husband full-time since he had a heart attack and life threatening infection that meant he had to have his leg amputated.
Background: Retired accounts manager, married with two adult children. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
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- Age at interview:
- Retired accounts manager, married with two adult children. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
The chest infection unfortunately became really bad, and he was taken to Intensive Care. I think that was about the 10th February and in Intensive Care obviously he was monitored very closely and they kept an eye on the foot, but because he had had such a severe heart attack they were concerned about another operation and the doctors kept me informed as to progress, but the toxins in the gangrene started travelling and I was told that my husband would die if he didn't have the operation or he could die during the operation. They were no guarantees and obviously the choice was mine.
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