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This is another episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and in last week’s episode I answered another question from our readers and the question last week was PART 1 of
You can check out the answer to last week’s question by clicking on the link here.
In this week’s episode of “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” I want to answer another question from one of our readers and the question this week is
MY PARTNER IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER HE FELL DOWN A CLIFF WITH HIS TRUCK. HE HAS A BRAIN BLEED AND IS NOT WAKING UP! HOW SEVERE IS HIS BRAIN DAMAGE?(PART2)
thank you so much for your previous response and for the Skype session.
My partner hasn’t had any surgery for his Hip or his back. The Hip has a block in between his legs to keep it still and for pain therapy.
The back will need a brace for 6 weeks. The ICU doctor said nothing about brain damage and I was there when the neurologist who told us about the bleed asked my partner to obey simple tasks, such as squeezing fingers and poking out his tongue and he did all of that!
I will ask his brother to ask the ICU Doctors again about possible brain damage and the bleed.
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He still has the breathing tube in and they are saying that he’ll stay on the ventilator at least for a few more days, until he’s more settled…
I appreciate the articles on your website too. I have also told my partner’s brother about your website!
Do you think he will need Intensive Care for a long time? 4 weeks? We are at 9 days today. You are providing such a great service, I am sooooo appreciative!
I’ll be in touch when I find out more about the CT scan!
Another question I have is that I heard somewhere, Patients who are induced in a coma in ICU have terrible ongoing nightmares, is that true?
Many, many thanks!
yes, Intensive Care Patients can have terrible nightmares during or after their stay in Intensive care, especially if they have been induced in a coma.
Most of the time they don’t remember much of their ICU stay though.
Check out this article/video again for more clarity.
You can also check out www.icusteps.org a UK based support website for ex-ICU Patients.
It’s good to hear that your partner is following simple commands! That could be a sign of him having no brain damage.
I can’t give you an exact time frame for how long your partner will be in Intensive Care, however it sounds like you should plan at least for a good couple of weeks.
He needs to clear up his Pneumonia first and they need to manage his withdrawal from alcohol.
Being critically ill in Intensive Care means being patient and take one day at the time. Nothing happens fast in critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, especially not after multi-trauma and alcohol withdrawal. It’s not a good combination and it needs specialist care and management.
If I have learned one thing in more than 15 years Intensive Care nursing in 3 different countries, where I have literally worked with thousands of critically ill Patients and their families, it’s that it’s often two steps forward and one step back.
Here are a couple of more links to articles/videos that will help you to put things in perspective.
Here are the links to the articles and videos.
And of course, you can forward any information to your Partner’s brother.
Keep me in the loop and we can continue our Skype consultation.
Skype or phone tends to be better as I can answer many of your questions quickly, as my time is limited due to so many Client requests! Otherwise there may be a delay in answering your questions!
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