Randy O’Burke at his son’s home in Hendersonville, Tenn. After an overwhelming infection sent O’Burke into five-organ failure, he also developed ICU delirium, perhaps related to heavy sedation. An ICU protocol developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that getting him on his feet sooner was key to speeding his recovery.

Randy O’Burke at his son’s home in Hendersonville, Tenn. After an overwhelming infection sent O’Burke into five-organ failure, he also developed ICU delirium, perhaps related to heavy sedation. An ICU protocol developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that getting him on his feet sooner was key to speeding his recovery