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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from one of our readers and in last week’s question Aatish asked
You can check out last week’s question here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to answer another question from one of our readers and this week Jarrad from Canada asks
“My brother is in ICU after he had a CAR ACCIDENT and he’s NOT WAKING UP! HELP!”
my name is Jarrad and my brother got in a horrible car accident June 23, he is in ICU and is recovering slowly.
He is still in a coma but he twitches his eyes a little bit and moves his arm he has a Trachea tube and I really need some answers. I came across your hotline looking at other peoples stories on YouTube.
My brother has a broken arm, a broken tail bone, 9 broken ribs a pelvis injury and swelling in the brain. He is 34 yrs old I do not know why he has the trachea tube and I don’t know about a prognosis.
He has had surgery and I’m pretty sure there is something measuring his brain pressure not completely sure but I think there is. How long do you think he will be in a coma for? The doctors say he is stable and he can breathe on his own, it’s just they have the ventilator on because he threw up while they were cleaning him up and some of it got in his lungs so it was a precautionary measure. I just want to know when he will wake up!?!?
I’m very sorry to hear that your brother is in ICU after such a horrible car accident.
Just from what you describe, especially with 9 broken ribs, the Intensive Care team might have inserted a Tracheostomy because they anticipated a prolonged ventilation time, therefore a Tracheostomy is easier and it’s also safer to wean your brother off a ventilator.
It’s something you also need to ask the Doctors and the nurses.
Generally speaking you need to ask the Intensive Care team(Doctors and Nurses) as many questions as possible. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
I can’t tell you for sure when your brother will wake up and I have some articles here that will help you in your and your brother’s situation. Check out those articles by clicking on the links
Also, as I said before, make sure you ask the Intensive Care team as many questions as you can. It’ll give you a good idea about what’s happening.
You’re welcome to ask questions here as well of course.
It does make sense that he has a Tracheostomy if he vomited and they had to protect your brother’s lungs.
Also, as it relates to your brother’s pressure in his brain, check out those two links here and it’ll give you more insights
Make sure you ask the Intensive Care team whether they think the brain injury has caused or will cause some brain damage. Also check out this article here about how long it might take to wake up after a brain injury.
- THE 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SEVERE HEAD OR BRAIN INJURIES (INCLUDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND STROKE) IN INTENSIVE CARE THAT YOU MUST KNOW, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR CRITICALLY ILL LOVED ONE ISN’T WAKING UP OR IF THE INTENSIVE CARE TEAM IS SUGGESTING A POOR PROGNOSIS OR EVEN WORSE, IF THE INTENSIVE CARE TEAM SUGGESTS A “WITHDRAWAL OF TREATMENT” OR A “LIMITATION OF TREATMENT!
I hope that helps Jarrad!
Please let me know if you have anymore questions!
Sincerely, your friend
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