(Closed) My brother is in critical condition

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Molly2014:  I don’t know anything about any of the stuff that is going on with your brother, but I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers <3

Post # 5
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Molly2014:  *HUGS*  So sorry to hear this happened to your brother.  Keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

Post # 6
7934 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i can’t provide any medical knowledge but hugs to you and your family.

Post # 7
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Molly2014:  I will keep your brother in my thoughts – I do hope things get better for him.

Post # 8
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

No medical knowledge either but keeping your family and brother in my thoughts. sorry you are going thru this *hugs*

Post # 9
874 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Molly2014:  First of all I am so very sorry.  This stuff is not ever easy to cope with.  There are so many unknowns.

I am not a medical professional.  But I just wanted to tell you that in March this year a friend of mine received a severe axonal brain injury.  All of the experts expected him to be in a near vegitive state for the rest of his time on earth.  I met with this friend some weeks back, and he sat and talked with me just like he had done before.

Medical stuff is so misunderstood in the common mind (like you and me), just because we don’t have the educatiion to understand the terminology, or how things work in the human body on that level.  If I had to guess, I would say that his symptoms are probably from both the brain damage, as well as sedation.

I believe in miracles, and prayer.  I will be sure to say a few for your brother and your family.  I was told that my friend would never recover from his injuries, but there was a part of me that absolutely could not accept that as a final outcome. And everyday I asked God for the same thing, to find a way and heal his broken body. 

Think postive.  I know it is hard with so many unknowns.  But I really do believe that the power of prayer, and believing in miracles somehow helps.  I know that doesn’t change how your heart is feeling…..

Please keep us posted on how he is doing.  Many many hugs for you and your family in this most difficult of times.

Post # 10
9869 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am so sorry to hear this.  I have no advice, but am sending good, healing thoughts to him, to you, and your family.  Keep your chin up and hope for the best! 

Post # 11
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015


Dearest Molly,

I am a doctor and I work in an ICU. I am so sorry to hear that your brother is so sick. The best people to answer the questions you have are his doctors – who, under the circumstances, I am sure will have nothing but patience to  explain everything to you. As An ICU doctor, we are very aware that everything is very scary and that it is really difficult to understand what is going on. 

It sounds like your brother is very unwell and the EEG test results tomorrow will be to see to try and give you more information about whether he is going to wake up or if there is another reason for him to still be in a coma. It is possible for someone to be able to breathe for themselves and be ‘brain dead’ and it is very tricky to tell early on how much better someone will get.  

Molly, your post makes me feel for you so much and my thoughts, prayers and best positive wishes are with you tonight x x x 

much love x x x

Post # 12
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I am so sorry to hear you’re going through this, I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it is. You and your family will be in my thoughts! 

Post # 14
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015


Unresponsive pupils can definitely be because of the use of some medications- but the doctors will know whether they used any that have done that. I would ask them.

do you have any other specific questions? i will answer if I can- and am happy to be personally messaged if that helps- I am a new bee though so it will take me a while to work out x x x

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