On Wed 7th of April 2010. My dad suffered major heart attack, at home luckly, we were there to see him in pain he was going through. Since morning he wasn’t well and felt some chest pain, 1.30 mid day, dropped from bed and turned his color and eyes turnover, we rushed him to hospital, while perform CPR , fortunate he was able to breadth, but had little difficulty to talk.
By the time we got to hospital they perform more CPR and hurried him to theater for bypass operation, after the operation, I managed to see him and he said he is on severe pain on his back. They took him to ICU, he was on breathing ventilated and a heart pump, inserted to pump, to allow his heart to recover, also was given all the anti coagulants, medication to rise up his BP. Since his BP and heart bit wasn’t stable.
He was sedated for 6 days to ensure he rested, as well to control the medication, etc
On 7 day that they turned off the sedation. However, he didn’t show any sign that he is waken up, the only thing he does moving his head (left /right) and slightly moving his eyes but it’s obvious that irregular moves without any concentration. the dr/nurses aren’t able to remove breathing ventilator since there is lack of communication between the brain and the rest of the body. His move you could tell that his not comfortable with ventilator.
Until this point, they done CT scan echo scan etc. which only tell us that there is nothing strikingly wrong, they don’t seem to prove that things are ok.
We are trying all type of stimulants, calling his name etc etc. So far it doesn’t seem like much is working.
I was hoping that someone might be able to point me towards any advice from others who are experienced and what they did, some recovery stories, things of this nature, and of course any medical literature on this particular topic, unfortunately i have not been able to determine what the medical profession use to describe his current cond...
Any tips/pointers greatly appreciated. Please help me out