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Coma patient any chances to revive back to normal?

My mother had a cardiac arrest( braidy cardia) just after she was given general anethesia for her shoulder dislocation operation, and soon after 15 mins of the given anethesia she got a crdiac arrest by the time the doctors revived her they found that her heart was not pumping blood properly. It was past 10 mins mins by then. she is went into coma and is there has been no reponse at all since 17 days now. She was on the ventilator for teh first 6 days days then was breathing on her own with support of oxygen,  but often her  breathing rate increases and blood pressure too. She is given liquid feed timely. The doctors have given up.
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Hi there. I completely understand your position and mental state. Recovering from anoxic brain damage is difficult and depends on many factors like amount and kind of brain damage, anoxic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe. The length of time spent unconscious or in coma, coupled with how much normal function is recovered within the first month of the injury can indicate the chance of long term recovery. If severe anoxic injury, the patient may remain in coma with minimal recovery chances. Moderate anoxic brain injury have better outcome, taking months or years to recover. Mild anoxic injury make near full recovery. The cause of injury needs to be treated first, if heart arrhythmia is the cause, regularize and stabilize the heart’s rhythm. Stopping further brain damage and restore normal oxygen availability to the brain.  The patient is kept cool to reduce further brain damage, steroids to reduce brain swelling.
You must be prepared for possibility of brain death or no brain activity. The longer a person remains unconscious the greater the chance of brain death. The medical team should keep you apprised of what exactly is going on. Take care
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