Hey I was wondering if someone could help. A family member was in an induced coma late last year for a couple of weeks and experiences terrifying hallucinations. 7 months on and they are still asking family what they were like when they woke up and they said they still constantly think about the dreams they had and can't get their head around what was real and what wasn't. He also suspects it's PTSD.
I've recommended going to see a counsellor but I know the NHS waiting list can be long. They are waiting to see their consultant again from the ICU. Could they see someone privately or are they better waiting to see his consultant?
I try and answer all their questions but I feel like there's only so much I can do to reassure and I hate to see the mental impact this has had. I worry they feel like no one can relate or understand.
Can anyone else who has experienced these dreams of those who have supported these people give me some advice please? Many thanks.