I'm so very sorry you have to deal with this, Libby. My mom was sedated and on a ventilator too and it is hard to watch. I wish I had talked to her more when she was there. She wasn't very responsive at all so we didn't think of it, but they say people can still hear even if they can't respond. I will pray for you and your family.
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.