When my mother was in the ICU for two weeks, they over medicated her but they explained it to me. They had her on a respirator and a catheter and they were giving her alot of different meds. The nurse said that she would not even remember being in the ICU or being so uncomfortable. Until they told me the whys and whatfors I was not too happy about it. I thought they were preventing her from getting well. They were, of course, understaffed. If they had to lift her and put her in a chair it would have taken several people. When they did finally put her in a chair, she slid almost right out of it! so back in the bed she went.