Had meeting yesterday to discuss next steps but they already been talking about getting her off a ventilator. She has been in the ICU 5 week’s which 3 of those weeks she was sedated everyday as she had some seizures. Like anyone would take awhile when they have been sedated that much.
They stopped sedated her for about two weeks now and say they are just waiting for her to wake up. My mum takes breaths of her own, at times she opens her eyes, yawns, moves lips. They saying may be doing these things but is not aware of it.
They say she has some brain damage but Im 100 % sure she can hear us she opens her eyes when she we are speaking. Not all the time but it happens.
Doctors think she is not improving because she hasn’t shown any meaningful movements at all. Such as not responding to verbal commands, no movement of limbs or being uncomfortable with the tube in her mouth and trying to take it out. She only responds to pain stimuli.
They had given her another week but she may die. I have some faith cuz another paitent is going through same thing and last minute showed improvement and their family was told same thing but he has showed slight some improvements, my Mum hasn’t.
I’m mentally preparing myself but my younger sister is taken it so hard.
Has anyone experience a loved one taking this long to wake up? It’s sad cuz she been in and out of hopsitsl her whole life and has always come out alive and well.
Let me know your thoughts.