help, coma

My cousin has been placed in a medically induced coma for just over a week now, as they fear she has experience adult cot death like symptoms, when doctors try to wake her she take epileptic fits and this weakens her so its a long hard process, anyone every had a experience like this or family member go though this? any help would be greatly appreciated as we are clutching at straws here, Please x

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  • Hi Jen,

    I'm very sorry to hear what you and your family are currently experiencing.

    Having a loved one critically ill in Intensive Care is a challenge and a "ONCE IN A LIFETIME" situation that you can't afford to get wrong.

    Take a look at the following articles to get you started on the right path to master this challenge, especially when it comes to an "induced coma" and "not waking up".

    Here are links to some articles that will help you understand this topic

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WAKE UP AFTER AN INDUCED COMA?

    intensivecarehotline.com/ho...

    WHAT IS AN INDUCED COMA AND WHY IS MY CRITICALLY ILL LOVED ONE IN AN INDUCED COMA?

    intensivecarehotline.com/in...

    HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP A CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT IN INTENSIVE CARE IN AN INDUCED COMA?

    intensivecarehotline.com/lo...

    Wishing you and your family the very best!

  • I spent 53 days in and out of an induced coma something I have no memory of, I'm told by my wife and family I was very critically ill, spending the first 19 days on a ventilator before having a tracheotomy, on several occasions I was brought out of the coma and having to be put back into a coma as I would become very agitated & distressed which can be very difficult for relatives to understand why this is done, my wife was told it's to give the body the best chance of recovery by keeping the patient calm and resting the vital organs.

    My best wishes go to your cousin and family at this difficult time.

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