(Closed) My brother is in critical condition

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper

I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for your brother.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Sending thoughts and prayers your way

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Molly2014:  Oh dear, I’m so sorry! I have no advice to give but will be sending good, healthy vibes your brother’s way. Don’t give up hope! PP is a doctor and said miracles happen in the ICU every day, listen to her. Chin up, dear, nothing is lost yet. And many, many (((hugs)))! 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Molly2014:  I am so, so sorry! I’ll keep your family in my thoughts. *Huge hugs*

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@thumpurr:  

By the way, it is very true what thumpurr says- there are some people who do get better when things look very grim indeed. Try and stay calm and look after yourself. X

Post # 37
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Molly2014:  I’m really sorry that your family is going through this, especially your pregnant sister in law. I can’t even imagine the fear and sadness she must be experiencing. My advice? Don’t look to Google or the internet for advice! Talk with his doctors, ask questions, go to a support group, and find credible resources. The internet always gives the worst case scenarios and no one knows more than your brother’s doctors do. Put your trust in them and don’t borrow trouble. Everyone online is an expert and that is not the kind of knowledge you need right now. I could tell you I’m a doctor but that doesn’t mean I am!

I am hoping for the best possible outcome for your family.

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsPanda99:  

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@Molly2014:  

MrsPanda99 is 100% right. Definitely speak to his doctors tomorrow because they are the only experts about what is going on with your brother. I really hope I helped and didn’t make things more confusing or complicated 🙁

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Molly2014:  I am so sorry you are going through this. 

Over memorial day weekend, my Brother-In-Law had a massive stroke at the age of 23. We all flew down to Texas where he was stationed because we were told it was time to say good bye. When we left to fly down there, he was still have seizures, and not responding to anything. When we arrived, we found out he was responding to light and could move his eyes. He was what was considered “locked in”- he was there on the inside but could not move anything except his eyes. He also suffered pneumonia and had a trach put in while down there.

It has been 4 months, he has been moved to a rehab facility here in IL. He still cannot speak, but can communicate with his eyes, his trach has been removed. As far as movement, he does not have control over his body but progress has been made in that he can control/close his mouth. It has been a long 4 months and he has a very long road ahead of him.

I just wanted to tell a little about what my Brother-In-Law went/is going through. The doctors did not diagnose him with this “locked-in” syndrome until about 6 days after his accident.  You are in my thoughts, I hope the EEG will at least give some answers. 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am sorry you are going through this! Hugs! 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Molly2014:  I’m so sorry you’re going through that. Please know there is someone on the other side of the planet praying for your brother, for you and your family right now. *Hugs*

Post # 42
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m so, so sorry! I hope everything turns out okay for you and your family

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Molly2014:  I’m really so very sorry to hear this bad news. I hope your brother is receiving the best medical care possible. I am glad you are there to be with your brother.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m so sorry you’re going through this, but I’m glad that you and your family were able to get there quickly. Hopefully tomorrow will bring some good news.

Post # 45
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Busy bee

@Molly2014:  I hope everything works out for the best for your whole family! I’m praying for a miracle for you all!

I can only speak to my own experience and EVERY brain injury is different, and we know so very little about it that it’s hard to even speak about! My son had an accidental hanging (by playing the Choking Game) and was without oxygen for a period of time.  His brother did CPR and got a pulse and respirations back.  He did have seizures for a time, and they had him on the cooling mat as well.  We were told that day 4 was the worst day generally speaking for the brain swelling and on that day, his pupils became unresponsive, he didn’t respond to ice water in his ear (one of the tests they performed) nor did he respond to any other stimulation (no cough/gag reflex) and when they removed the ventilator he didn’t take any breaths on his own.  It was at that point they told us that even though he was regulating all of his other systems without medication, he was brain dead.  It was at that point that we decided to allow his organs to be donated and we said our goodbyes.

 

I hope that your situation has a very different outcome! I do believe that anything is possible and that we all have purpose! Every single brain injury responds differently, even when they sometimes have similar circumstances.  I’ll be praying for all of you that you get the absolute best possible outcome for your situation!

Hugs!

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee

I’m so sorry your family is going through this! Just try to remember that the human body is amazing and the fact that he is responding to treatment means a world of difference. Stay positive.

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