posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:28 AM
Last Friday, my mother in law lost consciousness (she recently had a quadruple bypass), and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital. She coded (i.e.
Code Blue) at least 6 times that day, had to be resuscitated, and has been in a coma since. Last night, they told us the EEG isn't looking promising,
and of course my wife (patient's daughter), and my mother in law's partner both kind of lost it.
Soon after, I went in to visit her in the CVICU (Cardio Vascular ICU)...and basically kept telling her to wake up repeatedly, explaining to her what
was happening, etc. I did this for about a half hour, then went back out to the waiting room.
By then, they had calmed down enough to go in and see her. They'd been in for about 15 min, when my wife came out and told me that her eyes opened
Could just be coincidence of course, and we still don't know just how out of it she still is, but at least it's a good sign she's coming around.
Still, enough for me to think that talking to folks in a coma doesn't do any harm, but could do a whole lot of good.
I'm not naive enough to state conclusively that she heard me, but hey, any port in a storm right? And what harm can it do?
So, if you're ever faced with this (and I hope none of you are), just remember that talking to them may just be what they need.