Hi there my mom has in ICU for 6 days for pneumonia, organ failure and sepsis. She was put in a medically induced coma for the first two days but even though she has been off sedation for 4 days, she still hasn't woken up.
They have done a CT scan and an MRI but nothing has been found wrong neurologically. She has grimaced a couple of times to physical stimulus but that's it..
Her kidneys were not functioning when she arrived so they put her on a dialysis machine, but took it out on the fourth day because they started working on their own again. Her ventilator gets set to supplement her own breathing, but then gets switched back to automatic when they see her breathing becomes too fast and shallow.
We are so worried that she hasn't opened her eyes after 4 days without sedation. She was a very active and healthy person before she got pneumonia.