Hi, my dad is in icu from covid, he is not waking from the induced coma, it has now been 16 days with no sedation, he opens his eyes, moves his head a bit, but doesn’t follow commands, he has been on a ventilator for 8 weeks. He has a trachi, his lungs have scar damage but oxygen on the ventilator is 35 and they’re slowly reducing the ventilator which he’s coping well with. No other organ problems, although his carbon dioxide output is high. He had an MRI brain scan and it showed Encephalitis had been present with no seizures, and the swelling has now gone, but it’s the damage it’s left. The doctors are concerned he’s not waking up, it may just be he needs more time or it could be from the Encephalitis.
Have you had other similar stories, I am completely petrified!