How long will this stage last? Induced coma 10 days , it’s now 3 weeks , off sedation but on meds for ; seizures and agitation ( sodium valproate) , bp meds, and insulin . He sleeps most of the time and when he wakes it’s for a short while and doesn’t track with his eyes. He looks as if he is in his own dream world. Makes grimace and occasionally smiles if I mention names of family. Responds to pain and I think he can hear. He can move his upper body head turning and some upper shoulder movements with slight arm movements. He is fitted with a tracheotomy so can’t communicate by voice. Anyone been through this with a loved one as I am terrified he won’t come out of this VS . Will they lower his meds so he can come out of this sedated sleeping phase ? Dr don’t indicate when he will wake up or if . Say hmmm depends on individual. EEG shows some damage . And prognosis was bad at day 3 .
Update week 4 : first real communication by head turning, arm grip and finger gripping . So relieved at the slightest signs .