My father-in-law had surgery in April. He is diabetic and they operated on a clogged artery on the side of his neck. He did one side two years ago and was fine. This April they did the other side of the neck. The doctor gave him anethesia and operated and sewed him up. After sewing him up, he realized he forgot a certain section and gave him more anethesia and opened him up again and sewed him up again. All on the same day.
He has yet to fully recover from this operation. We feel that because of the double dose of anesthesia, he had a lack of oxygen to the brain. Is that possible?
Well, what he says doesn't make sense, he doesn't remember us most of the time, we have to remind him to eat, at times he throws up his food, he has seizures sometimes, etc. (all symptoms of having a loss of oxygen to the brain). My question is this: Is there any hope of recovery? Is there anything we can do for him to remember us, to help him keep his food down, or to respond to our questions? Well this be a form of life we need to get used to. In the archives I read that patients like these have about one year to recover from this and after that that is the best that he will be. Is that true? If so, what can we do to help him recover to the best of his abilities? Any information is greatly appreciated.