enri_the_red wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Hkbruin2 wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:26 am
adrianjordan wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Cardiovascular functions are not the problem. This could turn out to be very similar brain injuries to Michael and Jules.
If I recall correctly, I read that he was able to talk when help approached at the scene, so I assume the coma is induced to keep him stabilized?
When they assisted him at the scene he was in a state of shock, screaming and moving the arms in an uncoordinated way. So, yes currently he is in an induced coma, but his score on the coma scale was already quite low right after the incident.
I've had patients that were holding a lucid conversation with me when I arrived to assist them that have deteriorated rapidly over the subsequent hour or so and sadly never woken up.
I've also had patients with similar mechanisms of injury that were completely unresponsive, that we were convinced were going to die and then have survived to make a full recovery.
Head injuries are so unpredictable and, from a professional perspective, that's what makes them very scary!!