I have been told a few times that when sedation is turned off for my mom she opens her eyes but does not respond to commands. With all honestly, I’m so grateful that she’s doing a little tiny better than I’m not worried about that. Yes, I understand that it could be signs of brain damage etc. The doctor has explained that to me, but I think my mom needs time to be more alert and fully be awake. She’s only been off sedation for maybe 1-2 hrs then she’s back on it so in reality her body is not clear of it.
My question is, for people here who experienced the intubation and icu stays. After being critical and on an induced coma, what did you think right when your eyes opened? Were you confused? Did you question what was happening?
Or maybe If your loved one told you their thoughts, if you don’t mind sharing. I’m trying to understand what my moms mind is thinking for those minutes.
Thank you so much in advance for sharing.