My mom has bacterial and viral pneumonia in both lungs and was on a ventilator for nine days. She was given numerous antibiotics and she has low potassium and her white count is still elevated. She is very weak and tired and has no appetite. She was in ICU for 10 days and this is her 14th day in the hospital. Could she die from this?
I would ask her doctor about this. Pneumonia can be a very, very serious illness for some people. It sounds, though, like she is making progress - she is out of the ICU - and hopefully she has turned the corner and will continue to improve. Good luck!
Here are some links that might be useful to you during this time:
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