An update on my boyfriends state, the CT scan and MRI scan have come back and it shows intensive brain damage due to hypoxia and the MRI scan is ok as in it has the white and dark matters as it should but the gaps in between the brain are like 4cm rather than 2cm. He’s on low sedation (like 10) and his body responding well to it as in his heart rate and blood pressure is stable which it wasn’t before. He’s also getting hiccups? However, what’s my concern is that the doctors have said they’ve given up as the CT scans that have come back is enough evidence for them to not do anything further and that he’s not going to wake up and have no quality of life at all. They are only doing these extra things to reassure the family
Update : An update on my boyfriends state, the CT... - ICUsteps
I hope you get into see him soon. Sounds like he unfortunately won’t be able to function at the same level as he was before this. This doesn’t mean he won’t be able to still enjoy a different kind of life though with help and support.
My number one fear before they put me into the induced coma was that they would give up on me. Three very experienced consultants expected me to die yet here I am living a normal life xx
I am very very sorry ,although I without a doubt, am certain as soon as nature steps in he will no longer have to deal with the very confused state he’s currently in and will be able to rest up for whatever you believe comes next. We are only humans and see passing as a horrible terrible thing but that’s reserved for we who stay behind in this world. Try to see beyond and trust that you are going to see him again at his best self. This really isn’t a religion lesson it’s more of a comfortable place I hope you can find within yourself. You just really never know I had a major stroke when I was 26 Dr.’s called my parents and said” hurry up we don’t know how much longer she’s gonna be here” I woke up the next day. Half body paralyzed and they said” she will not be able to take care of herself and NEVER be out of wheelchair”. Yes I walked around college campus for 6yrs to obtain a 4yr degree( they also said I wouldn’t be able to retain information). I am an athlete and have a good lookin husband I guess found my limp attractive-lol. I didn’t tell you my story bcuz I don’t want people to get their hopes up. As none of us know. Life is mysterious. Very seldom do we see “reason” for the why’s and when’s in life. I am only able to walk bcuz I was also an athlete prior to stroking so my leg retained its muscle memory so my leg takes a step bcuz my muscles pull it up off ground there’s no bend in knee or ankle. Sorry it’s all very scientific Take care of yourself. I hope you get comfort.