Hi all. New to the community. My back story is that my husband Brian is currently in Critical Care, we are on day 8. His bowel perforated and he got sepsis. From what I know they performed emergency surgery the first day and he has been in the induced coma ever since. He had more surgery on day 5 to fix his bowel which I believe went well.
They have tried three times now to wake Brian, each time they do he gets too agitated or they have a concern over his airway so they've re-sedated him. What I don't know is how many times do they try? Is it something they will do on a daily basis?
The other thing the doctors have said which makes me worry is that I have been warned "he may not be the same when he wakes up". I am guessing they are referring to the trauma both his mind and body have been through. Right at the start I asked if there was evidence his brain had been starved of oxygen and was told no, but yesterday the doctor seemed to intimate it was a possibility as his blood pressure was so low. Clearly we won't know more until he wakes up.
Getting information is really difficult, I phone the ward twice a day and have been able to visit twice but I feel absolutely helpless.
I guess my only option is to continue sitting, waiting and hoping.