Hi there. I'm writing this post in a cry out for people with any similar experience. My mom had hypoxic brain injury following a cardiac arrest after massive clots in her lungs. She was revived but unfortunately according to an MRI scan, she had some hypoxic injury in the deeper parts (basal ganglia) of her brain. This happened two and a half months ago. She was in a medically induced coma for almost two weeks after which she woke up butbis still minimally conscious and occasionally communicates by eye blinking when we ask her to show us she understands us. A neurologist came around last week, saying that this is probably as good as she will get. She was improving gradually from a state of no communication at all for a few weeks but then started becoming more consistent with her responses. Now she is showing some arm contractures probably secondary to the neurological damage. I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar and mostly wondering about the timescales for waking up/ regaining higher level of consciousness. Some say that not regaining it by 3 months after injury means the chances for recovery are very low. I really need some encouragement and to hear thoughts or experiences of people who went/are going through a similar situation. Thank you!
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