Hello all, I have been reading this page for a couple of months now and posting only today. My mother had a ruptured aneurysm (Acom) and SAH on 5th june 2017. She was fine and healthy one minute and next minute she complained of severe headache and started vomiting. We immediately called for an ambulance and she was in and out of consciousness until we reached the emergency.
They immediately rushed her to the CT scan and on returning from the CT scan she had another seizure and that was really bad post which she went into coma (the doctors said she has grade 4 aneurysm rupture). They put a drsin in her head and decided to coil it after 2 days and keep her in icu. The next couple of weeks was beyond horrible as we have gone through hell. She had vasospams for several days and then ventilator associated pneumonia.
The doctors gave her 2% chance of survival and my strong mother fought it with all her will and survived it. She was moved from ICU into the ward after 45 days.
She was then moved into neuro Rehabilitation and she showed some progress but due to negligence and poor nursing in the facility she kept getting infections.
They then placed a permanent vp shunt in her head.
So we have now moved her home 4.5 months after the surgery and she is getting regular PT. Howver she is still not completely conscious meaning doesn’t show any signs of recognition, has bed sores due to poor nursing in the rehabilitation facility, however she moves her arms and legs, has good muscle tone and responds to commands sometimes. She still has tracheostomy tube and peg tube for nutrition. She manages now to breathe on her own for most of the day.
Im really scared and worried and finding it very hard to cope with as i love my mother so much and cant deal with her going through this as she’s the sweetest most pious person I know. How do I deal with this situation better and help her get better and on her feet? Why hasn’t she gained complete consciousness yet? Is this normal and will this pass?? What can i do more? I really want her to get better and back to normal.
If anyone knows of any resources I could use to help my mother get back to normal that would be great. Thank you!
My mom is 60 years old and was extremely active. We live in India . She never smoked or drank. Never was hospitalized. This aneurysm was the first time she has ever been hospitalized