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Precautions to be taken for a patient who is unconscious after surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi doctor...
User :   im here to get a suggestion for my mom
User :   can u plz help me
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   she has been given wrong amount of anaesthesia during the operation for cancer in throat... she is now unconscious for past six months...
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   ok
User :   age is 40...gender female...occupation home maker... location cahennai in tamilnadu.... married... im not sure of her present weight...
User :   but height is 5 inches...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about now
User :   is it possible to bring back her conscious.....? if so how many days it ll take...? at present she is admitted in a reputed hospital in chennai
Doctor :   is she in coma state
Doctor :   is she able to breathe on her own
Doctor :   or she is on artificial respiration
Doctor :   it is difficult to comment as i need to clinically examine the patient and also need to run diagnostic tests to know the exact cause of it
Doctor :   if she is in unconscious state, first we need to know the cause
User :   no not at all... she can open her eyes.. she has good senses... but she is not able to regonise all of us... she cant do anything of her own...she is able to breathe on her own....
Doctor :   is she paralysed?
Doctor :   difficult to say when she will recover, there is no set time frame for such cases
Doctor :   only active treatment
Doctor :   that can be given for such cases
Doctor :   make sure she doesnt develop bed sores
Doctor :   and infection like pneunomia
Doctor :   treatment would be supportive and duration cannot be said
Doctor :   it depends on her general physical condition as well
Doctor :   since ur mother is in middle age
Doctor :   she can recover
Doctor :   but it all depends on how fast she can recover from her present condition
Doctor :   and also if she has any other complication
User :   food is given in liquid form through a tube in her nose... not paralysed... but her left hand is kept near her chest... if we try to movw then she brings it back again to her chest... she has cold which is because of the radiation treatment given to her..
Doctor :   how fast she can recover from those
Doctor :   has she shown any improvement
Doctor :   so far
Doctor :   do u see any clinical improvement in condition
Doctor :   exact time frame and recovery can be best explained by the doctor treating her
Doctor :   since he can examine clinically and know the case mush better
Doctor :   he would be the best person to comment
Doctor :   r u able to foloow
Doctor :   follow
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
User :   ya good signs of improvement has been this six months... before there was no senses... but even the doctors in that hospital are not sure of what has gone wrong..
Doctor :   if the patient is in unconscious state she wont recognise you
Doctor :   difficult to comment on neurological condition with out any reports or clinical examin
Doctor :   clinical examination
Doctor :   anything els u would like to help u with
User :   if can supply the neccessary informations you asked for can you help me....?
Doctor :   treating doctor is the person to comment
Doctor :   u can send us the CT or MRI report and past medical history
Doctor :   it is difficult to comment without clinically examining in such case
Doctor :   the only person who has good idea
Doctor :   of the case would the treating doctor
Doctor :   in ICU
Doctor :   he will tell u the exact clinical picture she is in
Doctor :   with clinical examination and reports u can confirm the findings
Doctor :   without which is would be difficult to comment
Doctor :   ok
User :   k fine... i understand... we have consulted many doctors.... to which email i can post the details you asked for....?
Doctor :   what did the doctor diagnose
Doctor :   what did they say about ur mother?
User :   k... but before the operation they had taken all the necessary tests including tread mill... there was no problem with her according to that reports... but how could this have occured...?
Doctor :   anything can go wrong in normal person as well
Doctor :   difficult to say the sequence of events without seeing the patient
User :   they say since she is not having anyother medical complients there will not be any problem inrecovery.. but they cannot judge which day....
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   recovery one cannot predict
User :   but she was by nature a little afraid of surgeries....
Doctor :   one patient may recovery fast
Doctor :   some take time
Doctor :   ok
User :   before operation they told there may be a chance of taking out her vocal chord...
Doctor :   recover faster than other patient
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
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