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Can a person recover from an anoxic brain injury

By March 30, 2010 - 9:48pm
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My sister has a heart disorder called "Long QT Syndrome" which caused her to go into cardiac arrest that resulted in her having brain damage,.

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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

How is your mom now? My dad is 66 in the hospital as we speak. Today is his 10th day. He suffered an anoxic brain injury

May 1, 2016 - 11:26am
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My son suffered an anoxic brain injury 13 months ago after choking on a grape. Doctors gave us no hope and persuaded us to terminate life support. They said he'd never overcome the vegitative state, never talk or walk. I've read everywhere that you see the most progress within the first 3 months of recovery , however my son continues to recover. He is now walking and communicating, and continues to learn thanks to intensive therapy . This is his story on YouTube:

Ikem's Story : Anoxic Brain Injury

(sorry I couldn't paste the link )

June 10, 2015 - 2:15pm
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I'm a Mother of a 6 year old girl chocked on peanuts when she was 4 1/2 its very hard to see are child these way but reading you post you are a very strong mother till these day its going to be 2 years and she is still not walking or talking because whwn she got out of rehab the inc.laked on given her therapy's for 4 months so how did you get intensive therapy because it is very hard for me to get that for my daughter....

March 30, 2016 - 8:26pm
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My wife is currently going through this... Please I have a lot of questions!!!

Please help!!! I'm desperate for answers and encouragement

December 28, 2015 - 12:28am
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My son had a cardiac arrest after his 6 months injections and stopped breathing for 10 minutes. Hes now 10.5 months and can smile and laugh and move his legs. Although he has no strength in his neck or back he is improving everyday. I remember thinking in ICU when he was in a coma that I'd never see him smile again. Never give up

April 20, 2015 - 1:58am
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My father had injected wrong injection and had hypoxic brain injury after that he was on vent for 22 days with that dialysis was going on! he had so many infections. he move his hand,legs and his tongue trying to speak his eyes are open! doctors said that he is in coma? but he open his eyes moves his head and body? and also sometimes he hold my hand? i dont know which coma is that? i need suggestion now what to do? please please tell me something he is in this condition from past 6 months :(

January 29, 2015 - 7:43am
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My son has been diagnosed with apoxic brain injury after he suffered a cardiac arrest following a complexed heart operation as he also has complexed congenital heart condition. He's 22 already has learning disabilities but is finding it hard to recover after this as he is on and off the ventilator due to infections. He was kind of out of it for 40 mins during the cardiac arrest so has generalized brain injury. He has been moving his legs moving his lips to try to speak but cant although I'm trying to be hopeful I'm really wanting to know what kind I f care he will need so we can plan but I know this is hard to tell with brain injuries. I'm trying to do my own research as the medical doctors are good but don't tell u a great deal, I'm trying to be with him and talk to him as much as possible but we have 3 small children and I'm trying to divide my time between this. If anyone can share a simular experience please post. Xx

September 14, 2014 - 1:12am
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Hello my name is Keanna and I am going through a similar situation. My 12 year old daughter suffered from a hanging accident and in result has an anoxic brain injury. She have loss her ability to do the things she once was able to do, so outside of her nursing care, I have to do everything for her. I have a 2 year old and I also struggle trying to divide my time. This is by far the hardest thing I have to deal with as a single working mother. It seems that you never get a break. She has progressed a small amount since July of 2014(date of her accident) and sometimes smile and have kicked the ball on command. I pray a lot and is trying to put it all into God's hands because without that I wouldn't make it very far. I wish you guys the best and will keep you in prayer.

August 18, 2015 - 8:46am
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Don't give up. Don't let the doctors and nurses persuade you into "pulling the plug". My 28 year old niece suffered severe brain anoxia on July 20th 2913. She stopped breathing after injecting heroin in Toledo,Ohio. She was in full blown, grand mal seizure when she arrived at the hospital per paramedics. We were told she would not live through the night. Today she talks, eats, cognitive (thinking) ability is very good, moves her legs very well. We laugh together, cry together, pray together. But she lives in a nursing home, she is total care because her arms and hands are very weak, she can not take care of herself. She needs intensive physical therapy. She lives at Hickory Ridge nursing home in Temperance, Michigan, were she received very little physical therapy (4 months). They say she isn't improving. We do the best we can as a family to help her, I known she is getting better every day. In Toledo Hospital the doctors and nurses advised the family to "pull the plug" and let her go peacefully. I hope this helps you.

March 26, 2015 - 9:20pm
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Thank you for posting the story of your niece. It helps me a great deal. My 12 year old son had an asthma attack on January 14th 2015. In the ambulance, they lost his heartbeat and he went without oxygen to his brain for what they say was 7-15 minutes. The PICU doctor told us he wouldn't live through the night, and that we should pull the plug and donate his organs. We love our son too much to let them sell his parts like a used car, so we resisted. We got lawyers to keep them from pulling the plug over our objections, had him moved to another state, and he has been in a coma/PVS ever since. Our insurance is forcing him to be moved to a nursing home because they say he isn't showing progress. We are told regularly how little brain function he has although no one has done a CT Scan, MRI or EEG on him since the first week after the injury. They tell us everything he won't ever do or be again, so it is SO wonderful to hear your niece's story. I will pray for her continued recovery. Thank you.

April 24, 2015 - 3:44pm
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