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How long does it take for an ICU patient with sedation for 2 days to wake up ?

My partner is in intensive care and his sedation was stop 2days ago he is very obsce and has had a bad time withh his opparations so do you know when he will wake up he s 44yrs old and in good health
Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
You do not mention what operation your partner has undergone but I assume that as he is in ICU it must be major surgery. Although you say he is in good health, you also say he is obese. The drugs used for sedation will take longer to be excreted from the body in an obese patient. This will be a cause for him to take a few days to wake up.
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Dr K A Pottinger,
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
Hello there.
welcome to healthcare magic forum..
I am sorry about your partner.. Can you tell me more about your partner?What is he suffering from and why was he operated? based on these we would be able to guide you more..
Hope this helps.,
take care.
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