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my sister nearly drowned at the beach on 9/9. She was rescued from the water where a Nurse on the beach performed CPR. Hospital says she has a anoxic brain injury and will never walk, talk or recover. She just opened her eyes on command last night and

By Anonymous September 20, 2012 - 10:00pm
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is moving her arms/legs to pain. Should we continue to have hope? Hospital is pushing us out! :( I want to give my sister more time...what can I do?

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I'm here to give God the Glory of His Works!!! As I reported back in july 2013, my best was diagnosed with anoxic brain damage due to a serious pancreatic infection that seriously spreaded to her lungs, causing her to flat line. Evry specialist, every doctor, and even the neurologists said that she would never recover because her brain damage was accompanied with "alpha spindle come"??? In other words, the lights are on, but no one is home, at least that's what they said!!! Well, as of September 28, 2013, she is awake, talking, eating soft food and even drinking from a straw, someone is home now!!!! Thank you Jesus!!!

October 17, 2013 - 5:25pm
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my bro is also suffring frm this anoxic brain injury frm last 5 month .now he is much better conditon .he is sneezing, coughinng,yaning and sleep awake, but there is muscls jerk .archea, and feeding tube are still .he try to respond .he sufferd from gass leakag on water treat ment plant during duty .i want to know recovry takes how much time. is anoxic patient fully recovers and spend his or her life normally???????/?? plz answer me . waitng fr reply

November 17, 2012 - 5:42am
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 Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Sorry to hear this.  Adequate oxygen is vital for the brain. Many factors can cause the brain to receive inadequate oxygen. When oxygen levels are significantly low for four minutes or longer, brain cells begin to die and after five minutes permanent anoxic brain injury can occur. Anoxic brain injury which is also called cerebral hypoxia or hypoxic-anoxic injury (HAI) is a serious, life-threatening injury; it can cause cognitive problems and disabilities.  You might want to get a second opinion from a specialist.   To know the progress of her recovery.  I wish you and your family the best, in a hard moment like this.

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