Hi, my dad had a cardiac arrest six months ago now, and had cpr almost straight away but was out for 20 mins until his heart was restarted by ambulance. When in hospital, he was unresponsive for 10 days, and we were told in this time that with him being 59, and due to being out for so long, that if he did wake up that he would be in a vegetative state, and to prepare for worst.
When he did wake up, he couldn't breath for himself, or eat or drink for himself so still needed extra support for couple weeks. We eventually brought him home after two months, where at this stage he could walk( although still bit wobbly) talks great , (little slurry at times) dresses, shaves himself etc.
A couple of weeks after getting him home, he started experiencing psychosis, and due to him having a weak heart, there's only certain medications they can give him. Another couple months down the line, he is still confused, and suffers from short term memory problems but the psychosis has still not gone.
He is currently at a brain rehabilitation unit, and staff are struggling as he can get aggressive at times. We have been told that the psychosis has happened as part of the brain injury, and although not everyone experience it , my dad is one of the unlucky ones.
Does anybody have any advice or information at all of any relative that has been through this after hypoxic brain injury, as to what medications worked, or if they still experience the psychosis. And advice would be deeply appreciated, thank you