How LONG does it take to WAKE UP after an induced coma? | INTENSIVE CARE HOTLINE

So let’s get to the meet of the question and let’s get to look at the answers.If your critically ill loved one is or has been in an induced coma and has been ventilated with a breathing tube, it can be rather normal that your critically ill loved one isn’t waking up straight away. There sometimes can be a delay in waking up because ofThe amount and the drugs given for sedation and opiatespain medication such as Morphine and Fentanyl whilst your critically ill loved one is in the induced comaThe reason why your critically ill loved one has been in an induced coma; i.e. an induced coma for head or brain injuries is generally speaking more difficult to come out of, compared to an induced coma for “straight forward” surgery or for a less acute and “soft” admissionsThe length of the induced coma- generally speaking, the longer the induced coma the more likely it is to have a delay in “waking up”“waking up” is generally speaking a process and not an event that you can compare to switching on a light with a dimmer rather than with a light switchYour critically ill loved one’s age might be a factor, generally speaking, with increasing age, the higher the risk of going through a “delay” when “waking up” and coming out of the induced comaAnother risk factor is severe or heavy drug and alcohol abuse. If your critically ill loved one is using drugs and/or alcohol it’s more likely that when induced into a coma that a lot more sedative and opiate drugs are being used compared to a Patient who doesn’t use drugs and/or drinks alcohol. When “waking up” and coming out of the induced coma, your critically ill loved one has a higher chance of being confused and agitated, sometimes they may even be aggressiveLet’s break it even further down and look at time frames.

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  1. My brother is in the icu and will not wake up. He went into the hospital 3 weeks after an accident and had a staph infection in his knee. He was put in a medical coma and vetilator because the infection spread to his lungs. He then had a fever that would not break. Test done and Gaul bladder was infected. Then kidney failure. They tried several times to reduce the sedatives, but he would pull at vent so they but back in the coma. He is on meth and they would adjust his dosage. Today is the 18th day on vent, he is on kidney dialisious now and they don’t see him improving. Is all of the damage to his kidneys from a coma?

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