Quick summery: My dear uncle went through a heart attack, surgery and sedation multiple times in 12 days. He moves a lot but doesn't wake up.
We would be grateful to get your advice, hopefully someone here might have known a similar case.
My uncle just got back from a trip overseas with his wife, he had a heart attack right after landing. The crew has given him CPR and oxygen right away in the airplane (which should've been great luck to have) and he was evacuated to the hospital and then went through a surgery for Cardiac catheterization.
As of today he is in ICU for 12 days, he was sedated for a few days after he had the surgery but when they stopped sedating him he didn't wake up.
They say his heart should be working fine now (although not as before) and they took a CT scan of his head saying it looked ok.
He is not responding but he does move his limbs, hands and arms and head, he yawns a lot and coughs (silently because of the ventilator) while moving is whole upper body. he moves his head and opens his eyes sometimes but doesn't look at anyone or focuses. The nurse has pinched him today but he didn't respond.
A few days ago he had tried to pull the breathing tube as it probably bothers him (still unconscious) and the crew tied his hands to the bed, after that I think they've sedated him just so he will stop and relax.
after that he was without sedation for maybe two days and then he had fever, they said he had pneumonia, so they sedated him again and gave him antibiotics. fortunately, the fever went down since then.
last night he moved so much and was so restless that the crew sedated him again just for him to stop again.
The Chief doctor of the heart ICU said that the chances of him getting out of it and returning to himself again are very slim.
If anyone has an experience with someone that went through something similar and which moved a lot but didn't wake up for a while after it first began, please let us know how things turned for you and if you have any tips for us going through this hard time. we will greatly appreciate your advice.
Wishing everyone good health.