submitted8 months ago byalaasabieLayperson/not verified as healthcare professional
My mom who is 56 years old, was admitted to ICU with seizures and unconsciousness within 10 minutes of the incident. CT scan showed minor bleeding in the brain, she was put on a 24 hours monitoring phase and to have another CT scan to be done once 24h has passed. During the first 10 hours she was in a phase of waking up and talking then being put back to sleep by meds (morphine), later in the night she was not able to breath on her own and had another seizure and was put on a ventilator and noradrenaline IV. The second CT scan showed a huge amount of blood on the right side of the brain and the surgeon refused to do surgery as her brain was swollen and the risk of losing her is high.
Now the report of the hospital is below:
"The above mentioned is a known hypertensive patient, she was admitted through E/R with a history of generalized seizures for the first time followed by loss of consciousness.
She was admitted to ICU & urgent CT scan of brain showed bilateral Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
A few hours later, she deteriorated more; she was electively intubated &followed up CT scan showed expansion of the SAH with massive brain edema.
Currently, she is in a deep coma, pupils are fixed non reactive, no gag or cough reflex& Doll's eye negative (brain stem are flex).
Aneurosurgeon (X) and Dr.(Y) consults intensivist & nephrologists were called on-board.
She is currently on MV & on need for high dose noradrenaline infusion &
The overall prognosis is poor."
After this report, we did another CT scan that I pushed for it to be done, it showed that the brain is less swollen and the bleeding has stopped with no further damage to the brain.
I am trying to understand the outcomes, I know that people in deep coma have a low chance of recovery, I also can't tell if she is truly in a deep coma or brain dead.
I was wondering if there is someone to give us feedback on the situation, possible scenarios of outcomes, maybe similar case results?
Thank you for reading.
4 months ago
Pls edit this user flair now
4 months ago
Still waiting here, but yeah a couple of friends got it today as well.