She's been got out of bed to sit in a chair for a little bit... teensy bit of food, off heart support, off everything except dialysis and pain medication ... the dialysis is taking place every 2 days now. She's about to get moved to a high dependency unit and I am just so glad .... everyone is breathing again. I could not have managed without my friend (selfish!!) There must be some format that is applied for this particular problem in ICU, and people must get through it .... it's just so terrifying for us ordinary mortals.
Did they identify an infection as the cause in the end? It's apparently a common occurrence in ICU, although that's in terms of contracting the problem DURING a stay in ICU for another unrelated problem (catching hospital MRSA, etc), so at least she was instantly treated as being septic.