Dianelap Posted January 2, 2018 Share Posted January 2, 2018 I am writing for my daughter who is currently awaiting to have another shunt inserted into her brain because the first one did not work? In the meantime they put in an external head drain that the nurses monitor all the time. After a coiling and vasospasm she had another bleed and this time the neurosurgeon went in and did a clipping of her aneurysm. Since the clipping she seems to be in a coma but opens her eyes and moves her feet, the nurse says she is waiting for her to squeeze her hand. Her heart is beating really 100+ and her breathing is faster than regular but she had a tube inserted into her throat after the initial tube was removed from her mouth. This all started on October 23, 2017 and she seems to be getting one thing after the other, head drain infection, eye infection, blood problem, she was swollen quite a bit but that has gone down. They removed the feeding tube from her nose to put one directly into her stomach. I'm just wondering if anybody has ever had all these complications and survived. The doctors in ICU sent her to NACU 5 times in the past because she was off the ventilator and breathing on her own and she came back because she stopped breathing on her own. She is back in NACU for the 6th time. One of the doctors told me to perhaps start thinking about letting her go and I'm afraid I cannot do this to her and I tell them so. I understand that she might have issues later on but surely it's better than dying. Does anybody care to comment on this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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