Re: Intubated after surgery?
That's a new one, I've never heard of keeping the patient intubated after ACDF. My NS wanted me up and walking the day after surgery. He also wouldn't leave the OR until I was extubated, breathing on my own, and woken up from the anesthesia. My husband told me my doc was in and out of the recovery room keeping an eye on me, said he stayed there about an hour after my surgery. The people that I know that have had ACDF, none of them remained intubated after surgery. Did your doc tell you that your throat will be sore or that you may feel like you have a golfball stuck in your throat? They also have to move all the muscles, vocal cords, etc., so they can get to the spine, that alone will hurt your throat. Very interesting, maybe someone else has heard of this. I'm curious.
Last edited by NJ Ldy; 05-03-2012 at 12:02 PM.