Unconscious For A Week?
My mother was wednesday last week after undergoing intestinal surgery, then Sunday afternoon she struggled in pain and finally injected morphine with the highest dose after d injection, my mother was unconscious just like usual, which was originally still able to chat with her … My mother was put on a tool detection of heart, pulse, blood pressure and oxygen pairs and all the results were normal but the doctor said my mother was already subconscious and the doctor advised me to be brought to the room with this condition … Even what we heard my mother slept snoring … doctor’s opinion?
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Previously I want to confirm in advance about several things:
What intestinal surgery did your mother undergo?
Is your mother unconscious from last Wednesday to the current week?
what is meant by your doctor by mother alone is already unconscious, what does it mean at this time your mother is in a coma?
If indeed your mother has been unconscious this week, then surely you need to find out more about the cause of this decline in consciousness. Decreased awareness can be caused by many possibilities, including:
tumor in the brain
diabetes complications (very high hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia)
lack of oxygen intake to the brain for a long time
infection or inflammation of the brain
exposure to certain toxins
drug or alcohol overdose
and many other possible causes of coma
If what your doctor intended is that your mother is in a coma, then you should ask more clearly the cause of your mother's coma and whether it can be overcome or not. If indeed coma is caused by an irreversible condition (it cannot be cured, for example it happens because of extensive brain damage), then the doctor must also explain this to the family. Coma patients certainly cannot be taken out of the hospital (unless the purpose of the discharge is because the family no longer wants to be given medical assistance). Patients may need oxygen supplementation or breathing support, patients will still need fluid and food intake (which of course cannot be given by mouth because the patient is unconscious), and many more coma patient care needs to be considered.
It is recommended that you discuss in advance with the doctor who is treating your mother regarding the discharge plan. You and your family must clearly know your mother's illness, the doctor's treatment plan, and the care that must be taken if your mother is discharged.
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