Sharon Hunt Posted July 31, 2011 Share Posted July 31, 2011 Hello all, thank goodness I have found this site!!! Mum (67 yrs) had an sah on wed 20th july after a thunderclap headache, she was transferred to Addenbrokes and on the Friday the operation to coil the aneurysim was a great success. However, on Sunday mum suddenly got agitated..it was like watching a severly agitated dementia patient...they took her down to NCCU and sedated her and put her on ventilation... scans dopplers, lumber puncture all came back with little idea as to what had happened..she was stable, but they didnt know what had happened. Monday they redid the lumber puncture and drained fluid at the same time of her brain...this proved to be a turning point as they took her off sedation and she seemed to be trying to communicate, the intubation tube came out, but within a few hours she was reintubated and resedated...that night she was taken to theatre to have a drain put in. On wed. they took her off sedation, she had moments of knowing who we were, Thurs. evening just as I was about to leave she started having problems with the intubation tube so they removed it..she then thanked the nurse.Those few words were so bliss to hear! within 24 hours she was moved to NHDU and was eating drinking talking off everything bar a small amount of oxygen.... So I realise its very very early days, but mum is no longer mum...such a personality change..huge pieces of memory have gone, nothing really important, but she is so childlike, so like my 98 yr old grandmother, her mum, in so many ways, outspoken, rude at times, talking complete gibberish and with some amazing stories ( I have apparently drowned) What are your experiences of this stage of recovery? how much has returned for you and yours? I can truly say this has been a rollercoaster week and Im feeling a little shell shocked by it all....many thanks sharon x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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