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Coma comes from a Greek word meaning deep sleep – a person in a coma is in a profound state of unconsciousness from which they cannot be awakened. This happens usually as a result of injury, disease, or poison.

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Coma

About ComaA coma is a deep state of unconsciousness where the affected individual is alive but is not able to react or respond to life around him/her....Read More

Posted on : Friday, July 30, 2010 12:00 AM
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ann_11
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my father in law was in coma for 2days.. doctors told us, if he wakes up he would be in vegetable state.. the family then decided to let him go..he's now reunited with Christ in Heaven..
Replied on Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:43 PM
Hello,
I was in a Coma for 14 Days
In 1978.
I broke my femur,cut my right ear,broke 2 ribs.
I was 16,now I am 49.
Replied on Friday, November 25, 2011 11:41 PM
did you hear anyone talking to you? can you remember that at all? my grandma is in a coma because of a dentists mistake
Replied on Monday, December 19, 2011 9:59 AM

JMcD92
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Hello, I am a film student writing a script about a coma patient, and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions.
Replied on Monday, January 16, 2012 4:05 PM
My grandmother went to the dentist to get her teeth pulled and she was told her oxygen level was at 85%. knowing that the dentsit still put her under. her heart stopped and they had to perform cpr. she came back with a heart rate of 10% and is in a coma for about a week now. the doctors here at ministry st joseph marshfield had not been giving her any pain meds because they say shes not in pain. now she is becuase of request and she is progressing slowly. I dont know what to do. they say if she wakes up she has brain damage and might be in vegetable state. there convincing my grandpa to pull the plug. we all love her soo much and i pray that ending her life isnt his choice because i know thats not what she wants.
Replied on Monday, December 19, 2011 9:53 AM
My advice is to keep her alive; don't let the doctor pull the plug. That is what we have done with my Grandmother, many times [even though the doctors never thought it possible she would keep fighting and keep living]. If it is at all possible keep her alive and continue to pray for her life.
Replied on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:39 PM
In any event, I am wishing for you and your whole family healing, hope, and the abundence of life.
Replied on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:41 PM

sahares
(Guest)
hello my dad is in a similar condition please tell me how did it go with ur grandma?
Replied on Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:27 PM
I am on a trail to prepare an oil for applying on coma patient. Wish to meet and apply this oil so that the patient recovers. It is pure Chemistry.
Replied on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 4:20 AM
i am a coma survivor, a coma that came naturally after a traumatic brain injury. There is too little space here to get into my story, but I would like to say that I have completely recovered. Recovered my memories, my old personality, my self-image, my ability to hold a self-image, my brain power and functionality and more. It's taken my whole life - I've worked on myself and my recovery since the accident happened.

I'd love to share my story with you, so that I can clear up misconceptions, and help others. I know what woke me up, and I'd like to share that most of all.

Thank you and I do hope I hear back from you. I have so much to share!

Best,

Replied on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:20 PM
hi cheryl! i have a sister today in hospital and she's comatose. she gave birth at dawn today and had ceasarian. doctor's found out that she never went on pre-natal til 8months! she had diabetes and high blood. Please help!
Replied on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:40 AM
Hi Cheryl, Could you please tell me your story? My brother has been in a coma since Sunday. He is only 23 years old. He had a traumatic injury but I am just believing that God will wake him up. You say that you remember what woke you up. Could you please share? Thank you. My family and I are in need of a miracle.
Replied on Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:59 AM

christyshaw
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Hi cheryl can u please email me a family friend of ours was in an accident n would like too talk too someone about it can u email me or look me up on facebook?
Replied on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:43 PM

monica1
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WOW... Please fill me in with everything my sisters baby jus had open heart surgery, n is now in a coma n not doin well?? How long will this take?
Replied on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:04 PM

kathgeo43
(Guest)
Hi cheryl I would love to here your story .A friends son has been in a coma for 2 months after a TBI
Replied on Thursday, February 9, 2012 9:06 AM

jenalyn
(Guest)
hi! i have a husband suffering coma for almost one year and two months from now in the hospital,the doctor said my husband finding is hypoxic encepalopathy and its very hard for him to recover.please tell me how he will awake again ,as you said you know how to woke again.thank you very much.
Replied on Monday, February 20, 2012 1:01 PM
Hi Jenalyn,

Keep talking to your husband. Keep saying things he likes to hear.

Talk about the future and how he'll have a wonderful future life with you.

Suggest to him that Angels are nudging him awake. Play songs he likes to hear.

Talk about things HE'S interested in. What are his hobbies? Talk about those. Entertain him with happy memories of when you first met.

Suggest that his brain is like a perpetual strawberry plant. Strawberries bear fruit for a season, then the berries get eaten by birds and people. Eventually all that's left are the stems of the strawberries.

Then, the weather changes, which is part of the life cycle of the strawberry. Eventually the strawberry hibernates and goes to sleep but it does awaken again after the winter.

Use this metaphor and give your husband some ideas upon which to focus. This can help be guidance for him to awaken.

Trust and have faith in God. Ask your husband to do that, too.

Good luck. I am remembering you and your husband in my prayers.
Comatalker
Replied on Monday, February 20, 2012 2:47 PM
To those who have found this discussion forum, please remember that hearing is the last sense to go.

Your loved one feels comforted and supported when you say encouraging things.

Talk about memories that are respectful, encouraging and fun. Say things that result in the comatose person feeling hopeful. After all, complaining does nothing to improve the comatose person's outlook.

Stay focused on saying something the comatose person needs to hear. Generally, after the research I've done with my clients, the person in coma is in a hypnotic mind state. Consider contacting a hypnotist in your area for self-hypnosis stress reduction.

When I worked with my first coma client, an eight-year-old-boy who had drowned and was resuscitated about 20 minutes later, within 48 hours he consciously responded in a more relaxed way to a hypnosis script I recorded for him.

His PCG (primary caregiver) was his grandmother. I asked her to get an auto-reverse tape player. This is one that plays the message that's on both tape sides.

I wrote his first hypnosis script. On it, I told him my name and that I was his friend here to help him remember how to relax.

I told him he was safe and in a bed surrounded by people who cared about him.
I reminded him that he had many skills and power to achieve simple goals.

I suggested that he could relax and breathe through his nose with his mouth closed and swallow in a relaxed way. I suggested that he could relax everything inside of him. That would make things calmer and would help him feel happy.

Then, I recommended that he and I have a signal so he could tell me when he was ready to learn something else. I suggested the signal be a smile. Then, we let the tape play continuously.

It was really quite a miracle that within
48 hours of first hearing the message, at each point when I told him to smile, he smiled. And, he was no longer demonstrating intermittent and unpredictable bouts of crying.

Additionally, he had closed his mouth, was breathing through his nose again and swallowing like usual.

His PCG and I felt very pleased at his progress. You can do this same thing for your loved ones. Have faith in being able to improve the situation for them. Focus on improving the quality of life for your comatose loved one who DOES (most likely) hear you.

Comatalker
Replied on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:09 AM

Amir110
(Guest)
Hi

1of my family is in coma,please email me and let me know more information,is there any food can be useful for brain for gastrostomy?Thank you!
Replied on Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:04 AM
Hi, I can offer you no medical or nutritional information. Sorry. I can only offer stress reduction information of a general nature.

If your family member now has a tube into the stomach, and you are looking for nutritional support, I encourage you to ask a nutritionist or dietician. I also encourage you to learn about essential fatty acids.

The human body MUST have essential fatty acids (EFAs) so the cells can communicate. Common foods with EFAs are flax seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, sunflower seed oil and some other oils. I encourage you to talk with the doctor about adding them in appropriate amounts to help your loved one. The doctor will know if they interfere with the absorption properties of any medications. So, do not self-medicate. Let the medical, nutritional or dietetic staff do that. That way things will be safer for your loved one.

EFAs are something that come from foods. We do not naturally make them.

As far as stress reduction, talk calmly with your loved one. Talk of encouraging things and let him or her know you are supporting him or her.

I will remember you in my prayers.
Comatalker
Replied on Monday, February 27, 2012 1:16 PM
Since you are a guest of the forum, you have no email listed to my knowledge.
Comtalker
Replied on Monday, February 27, 2012 1:17 PM
Hello i have my brother he was in Coma since last easter this april 2012. He cried, bite the hose in his mouth, move his eyes a little bit, move his feet a little bit and he moves his arms when the doctors trying to pinch his breasts...I would like to asked if these shows that my brother will wake up as soon as possible? He was now in the hospital and the doctor says he have improvements and hes now fine...And were just waiting for him to awake...I just would like to know if theres a possibility that my brother will wake up sooner? I am just very sad thinking of him in his situation and hoping he could wake up in few days or weeks from now...Im praying for it so hard and i hope you can gave any advices or informations...He is still now recovering from his brain damage but the doctor say he was ok and was waiting for him to awake...Im just worried when can it be possibly my brother will awake again? because if my sister was talking to him to stop biting his mouths hose...he stops too.
Replied on Monday, April 23, 2012 11:58 AM

galerenee
(Guest)
Hello, My boyfriend is in a coma after a bad motorcycle accident. He has a traumatic brain injury. He's been in a coma for over 7 weeks now. I would love for you to share your story with me please. My name is gale renee.
Replied on Monday, March 11, 2013 3:50 PM
 




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