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  1. VENT WEANING ON LONG ISLAND

    Dear Dr. Young,

    My Dad has been in and out of ICU at North Shore Plainview since December 5th. As a multiple stroke victim 11 years ago, he battled back and could walk. Now, he has survived rectal bleeeding, a heart attack, arithmea, high blood pressure three or four bouts with aspiration pneumonia, failed kidneys (now restarted slowly after dialsis) and cd. He is very much conscious, moves around in bed and even fights to get out. However, on this his third ventilator application, he cannot yet wean and we are being forced to move him soon. Please suggest an excellent weaning facility and swallowing therapy so that I may restore his quality of life and bring him home.

    Thank you,

    Steven Jr.
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