Patient Comments: Endotracheal Intubation - Indication

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Comment from: Ginnger, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

I have received endotracheal intubation prior to various surgeries. I didn’t have any problems.

Comment from: Nanny marge, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I was taken down to operating theatre to have a sterilization procedure. They could not pass an airway instrument down, and after several attempts at endotracheal intubation I stopped breathing. I was taken back onto the ward and given oxygen, I was told I had a bend in my wind pipe, but was never told what happened and why.

Comment from: Alexis18, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I was 18 when I was told I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. But they found out from the surgeon an extra 4 teeth were too damaged too keep so I would have to have 8 removed. After lots of insurance paperwork and such I was given general anesthesia. It wasn't my first experience so I knew what to expect. During recovery though my throat hurt and when I asked my mom she said the nurse told her my airway collapsed without warning and they were forced to intubate. If they didn't I wouldn't have breathed and I would die. But thankfully they just did the endotracheal intubation and hooked me up to a ventilator and once I get back closer to waking they removed it before I realized and replaced it with a mask and had a nurse watching me until I woke.

Comment from: bonita, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I had a skin cancer squamous cell removed from my nose/cheek area and they were supposed to put me to sleep like they do when you get a colonoscopy, so that you wake up quickly from the anesthesia. However, they said I wasn't breathing correctly so they had to intubate me and put a tube down my throat. I coughed up blood for 2 days and now can't quit coughing. Also the whites of my eyes are dark bloody red.

Comment from: Dick, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

I received endotracheal intubation as I underwent surgery to sever the left occipital nerve in my head at the spinal cord.

Comment from: Wilma, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I have scar tissue from tuberculosis as a child and when intubated and it touched the scar, by body reacted with spasms during parts of the surgery. I now know and inform the doctors to be alert to this consideration when undergoing any kind of surgery.

Comment from: Bosco, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 17

I recently had minor surgery and an endotracheal tube was used. The back of my neck is painfully sore as well as my jaw and throat. I am still having problems chewing food as it hurts my jaw. I had problems talking and eating the first two days following surgery due to an extremely sore throat and damaged vocal cords. It feels like a fire hose was forced down my throat!

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