This past Wednesday my dad suddenly collapsed at his friend’s house, with no previous history of any heart problem. His friend immediately started with CPR and called for help. It seems that some of his coronary arteries were blocked, which resulted in cardiac arrest. He was taken to the hospital and immediately put in medically induced coma. During the cooling process, he developed pneumonia, so now he is being treated with antibiotics as well. On Friday, they started to warm him up and his body started to shiver, so they stopped. When we visited him, he was already opening eyes and turning a little when he heard our voices. On Saturday, they tried to wake him up again but he became restless, so they sedate him to calm him down and help his body to heal. Yesterday he had a mild epileptic seizure and got medicine for it but even though, he is not drugged anymore, he does not wake up. EEG did not show bad results so far, but another test was performed today and we will know more tomorrow. He is breathing on his own, but still has a tube to help him if needed. He is in early 60s, very active and in good health, so this caught us by surprise.
Is it possible that epilepsy treatment in effecting his consciousness?
Has any of you gone through similar situation?