Hi my name is Helen and 32 days ago my son had an accident which then led to a heart attack unfortunately by the time he was found and resuscitated there was some brain damage. He was placed in a medically induced coma for 5 days and were told that he would probably not make it. Once they woke him up and turned off the ventilator he looked quite peaceful and eventually he opened his eyes . I could tell straight away he was still there, but the doctors and nurses did not. The next day my brother-in-law and niece visited him and they phoned to say that they didn't want to build our hopes up but that there was some improvement and the doctors were going to do another EEG. The doctors said there was some activity in the brain but still he would probably get a chest infection and then pneumonia and then pass away. He was moved to a stroke ward for the past two and a half weeks he has been nursed on the floor on mattresses as he will not stay in the bed. He is six foot tall when he went into hospital he was 11 stone and now he is 8st 7lb. His swallowing has improved and he is now on mashed up food so he should start to put on some weight over the next few weeks.
We are currently waiting for him to be moved to a neuro rehab ward but the list is long and i am worried that this will take weeks before a bed is available.