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Unread 12-30-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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my hubby had a aneurysm ruptured 7months ago. He had been in a deep coma state for 4 months, and the neurosurgeon said he would never wake up. With god's mercy he opened his eyes about 3 months ago, but doctor said he is still in the semi comatose state. There is no eye movement, and his eyes are not reactive to light. He can't talk, and is only responsive to pain or movement (eg: turning him, changing him, doing passive bedside therapy and making him sit up will make him open his eyes). I am eagar to know what other things can I do to stimulate his brain so that the good but sleeping ones can replace the functions of the damaged ones? Doctor said his brain has strunken alot during these months and to make the damaged brain cells replaced by good ones are the only chance for him to get better...
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Unread 01-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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My husband had surgery 2 years ago and The doctors said he had a stroke
The Doctors were wrong. He did come back and it was long and hard I did everything I could think of to stimulate his brain I even had people come and talk to him in Spanish (he is Mexican I don't speak Spanish) Do anything you can think of and as often as you can. It may not work but at least you tried.
What your going through is so scary my heart goes out to you along with a hug
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my hubby had a aneurysm ruptured 7months ago. He had been in a deep coma state for 4 months, and the neurosurgeon said he would never wake up. With god's mercy he opened his eyes about 3 months ago, but doctor said he is still in the semi comatose state. There is no eye movement, and his eyes are not reactive to light. He can't talk, and is only responsive to pain or movement (eg: turning him, changing him, doing passive bedside therapy and making him sit up will make him open his eyes). I am eagar to know what other things can I do to stimulate his brain so that the good but sleeping ones can replace the functions of the damaged ones? Doctor said his brain has strunken alot during these months and to make the damaged brain cells replaced by good ones are the only chance for him to get better...
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My heart goes out to you too. When my husband slipped into a semi-coma it was one of the scariest times of my life. He went through kidney failure and sepsis and I was asked what his last wishes were. He eventually came out of it thank God. The difference between him and your hubby was my husband talked through his. Even though the conversations were strange we talked with him. Music was also therapeutic for him. Do you have any cd's or a mp3 player you could put on him? You could try anything that is familiar to him. If he liked to read, get books on cd or read to him even if it's just the newspaper.

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cd player is on almost 24hrs. I also had 'special' cd and headphone for him, meant for music therapy. yes, I read bible to him, I talk to him, I recorded my children's voices, their screams and reading etc, I also read papers to him whenever i can find one... more than 6 months, I have not given up hope and I am not giving up hope, but is tiring... very very tiring...
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tuttut15, what you are doing for your husband is so wonderful, and absolutely you sound as though you are doing everything possible. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and pray that your husband comes out of his coma soon. I can well imagine how tired you are, physically, but also emotionally - what you are going through is very draining. I hope you are looking after yourself as well - give yourself time out - get outside and just breathe. Please keep us posted, and know that you can vent on here any time.

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my hubby had a aneurysm ruptured 7months ago. He had been in a deep coma state for 4 months, and the neurosurgeon said he would never wake up. With god's mercy he opened his eyes about 3 months ago, but doctor said he is still in the semi comatose state. There is no eye movement, and his eyes are not reactive to light. He can't talk, and is only responsive to pain or movement (eg: turning him, changing him, doing passive bedside therapy and making him sit up will make him open his eyes). I am eagar to know what other things can I do to stimulate his brain so that the good but sleeping ones can replace the functions of the damaged ones? Doctor said his brain has strunken alot during these months and to make the damaged brain cells replaced by good ones are the only chance for him to get better...
Hi, I just joined this group today. I was in a coma for over a month. I could hear but not respond nor move at all. .

My heart goes out to you as I think it was harder onthe people around me then on me. I was very relaxed, sometimes fustrated at being moved around, not worried about anything,still felt like I was ok no matter what happened. I was not in any pain.
I was wishing people would talk to me normal. Just like everyday.
not telling me to open my eys or move. I could not.

Hang in there, many have recoved from a coma, I did.
It was music I hated( loud hard rock) that finally woke me up. it got me mad and i wanted to turn it off.


Good luck, God Bless,
Post coma Nancy

I joined to talk to anyone who was in a coma so I can conect with someone whos been there. Can someone whos been in a coma contact me? Please.
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Unread 05-20-2010, 04:50 AM   #7
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My dear father died from a massive brain aneurysm in 1995 and I still miss him so. I'm sorry for what you are going through, but at least there is hope. Is there a possibility that you could learn a little Spanish--possibly a few quotes at first? It's one of the easiest languages to learn and you can even go to a website for free to learn phrases in Spanish (as well as other languages) called "babelfish" (It used to be called "Alta Vista". Maybe it would be a pleasant surprise for him if you could speak a little Spanish to him. Good luck.

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Hello there. The story of your husbands recovery gives me a big hope. I just want to know how long did your husband get back from being semi-coma. Thank you and hoping to hear more of your husband's recovery.
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My heart goes out to you too. When my husband slipped into a semi-coma it was one of the scariest times of my life. He went through kidney failure and sepsis and I was asked what his last wishes were. He eventually came out of it thank God. The difference between him and your hubby was my husband talked through his. Even though the conversations were strange we talked with him. Music was also therapeutic for him. Do you have any cd's or a mp3 player you could put on him? You could try anything that is familiar to him. If he liked to read, get books on cd or read to him even if it's just the newspaper.

No matter what happens, you have us here to support you.

Hello there. The story of your husbands recovery gives me a big hope. I just want to know how long did your husband get back from being semi-coma. Thank you and hoping to hear more of your husband's recovery.
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Try reading to him. Following the story requires him to use a bit of his brain.
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