Re: Anesthesia problem
What was the surgical procedure? Some procedures require the patient to be paralysed. The anaesthetist would have given you a muscle relaxant and this would have prevented you from being able to breath for yourself. Even if a muscle relaxant wasn't used, analgesia and induction agents can cause temporary apneoa, but that is nothing to worry about because it is a controlled area and airway management is part of the anaesthetic
Seeing a loved one anaesthetised can be very distressing for family members and what may be normal to the team can seem very worrying to them. I should take crabbyroads advice if I were you. Get in touch with the medical team who looked after you. Any untoward reactions would definately have been documented in your medical records for future reference
Anyway, I hope you have a speedy recovery
Last edited by Sara67; 07-23-2004 at 06:46 PM.