Blockage In The Brain Stem And Complications To The Lungs, Stomach And Kidneys Do I Need CPR?

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First the blockage in the brain stem and now the complications of pulmonary gastric kidneyDoctors ask us to agree or not DNR What is the best way whether to press the heart or not

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Basically to support human life, the brain and the body's circulation system must be able to work well. The brain stem is a very vital part of the brain because it regulates the course of nerve electrical impulses from the whole body to the brain and from the brain to the whole body, and also controls basic bodily functions such as breathing, blood pressure, heart rate, consciousness, etc.


If a blockage in the brain stem that you mention causes death in this part of the brain stem, then in theory all the work of the organs depends only on drugs and medical equipment. Patients can not breathe alone (just rely on the ventilator only), so also the blood pressure can only survive with drugs that are given continuously. The patient's heart may still be able to function and beat properly (if indeed there is no specific disturbance to the heart), but without support from the respiratory system, the heart will also stop on its own.


There are certain tests that can show whether a patient has a brain stem death or not. If indeed the doctor of the patient has done this examination and the results show the existence of death in the brain stem of the patient, then the possibility of the patient will be able to regain consciousness and be able to live without the benefits of medical devices is very very small, almost nonexistent. In this condition, performing cardiac pulmonary resuscitation will not provide any benefit to the patient. The doctor will usually advise the family to give up and sign the DNR (do not resuscitate) form if there is cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. DNR can also be recommended in terminal conditions, for example cancer that has reached its final stage, terminal degenerative diseases, etc.


We recommend that you discuss again with the doctor who treats patients about how the patient's condition really is. Is it still possible for patients to recover and be able to recover? If it really can't, then to help make a decision, consider whether, according to the family (or the closest person of the patient), does the patient really want to be bound and dependent on medical devices? If according to the family (or the closest person of the patient), the patient really wants to live (even if life is "rough" and depend on tools and medicine), then don't sign the form. If according to the family the patient will not be happy to live such a life, then you should follow the doctor's advice for DNR.

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