I've joined so I can ask this question: have you or anyone you know been in a vegetative state (due to trauma, I believe that an infection or otherwise has a different path?) for over 6 months and have they regained some level of awareness?
My partner was hit by a car and has been in a vegetative state for 6 months now.
A bit of background: He has learned to close his eyes and move them at the same time. He has learned to swallow and has a good cough reflex. He wiggles his fingers sometimes. He will turn his head towards sounds fairly frequently and he is good at tracking you when you walk around his bed. Once I asked him to move his eyebrows and he did but this hasn't been repeated so I guess it was just a coincidence.
Also I am aware that he is on his own path and will not follow in anyone else's footsteps, I'd just like to hear of any other experiences, to maybe get hope and/or perspective.
Also it'd be really nice to speak to someone who has been through similar, it is painfully lonely watching the man you love just lie there and not being able to get any response/nothing you seem to do helps.
Thank you in advance to anyone who answers me