Overcoming Comatose Patients?
I want to ask, my mother was hospitalized for 2 days and was still conscious, after that was in a coma for 5 days. The family asked to be sent home or moved to another hospital, can that be …
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Coma is a medical emergency when a person is unconscious for a period of time. Coma is also characterized by a person's not responding when given stimuli in the form of being called his name, touched, or even given a pain stimulus. This condition can occur due to various things, including:
Complications of stroke Complications of diabetes Infection of the brain, such as meningitis Tumors of the brain Lack of oxygen
Which may be to your question, we can't focus too much on finding out the cause of your mother's coma due to a lack of information. Regarding requesting to return the patient or move to another hospital, this can be done, with the commonly used terms being "APS" or "On Own Request". However, this APS condition has an impact on the family in the form of, for example, the inability to fulfill the health insurance claims, the insecurity of your mother's condition after being discharged from the hospital and all kinds of things.
Our advice, discuss in depth with the doctor in charge of your mother and the whole family about the decision to move to the hospital because it depends on your mother's life. Even without asking your family, the doctor will definitely refer your mother to a hospital with a higher health service facility if your mother's condition is considered unable to be handled. Because by continuing to treat patients who have exceeded the hospital's ability to treat, this will actually be detrimental to the hospital itself during accreditation. So back again we recommend trying to talk again with the doctor who treats your mother and family.
If in the end the decision remains the same, then it is up to you and your family to send your mother home.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa