@ ritafay: Do you have more information on your friend that was in a coma for 6 months. The reason I ask is that this is the longest I have heard of someone being in a coma and coming out so well. Would he be willing to chat with me on this forum? My main questions are: Was he considered to be in a persistent vegetative state or a minimally conscious state? Before 6 months did he have any signs of response whatsoever? What were the first signs of recovery? From what I understand someone in my wife's condition (vegetative state from ruptured brain aneurysm) has a lot less chance of recovery then someone with TBI and I am getting very discouraged.
@ Dale: Why did they say your wife was not in a coma but was unconscious for the first 5 weeks? My understanding up until this point was that they are the same. P.S. I am glad to hear she is doing so well.