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Recovery from the surgery for Aortic aneurism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi ~ My grandmother had surgery on Monday afternoon for an Aortic Anurism in her abdomen. Monday evening she had a secondary surgery for a tear in her Aorta (not related to the surgery) and to bypass a blood clot that formed in her leg. My question is: should we be concerned that she has not been concious since the surgery? The doctors at the hospital keep telling my mother and her siblings that my grandmother is stable and everything is fine but I'm not sure based on the fact that she has not been concious since Monday night. Please advise. Thanks!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   What the Doctors mean by stable is that her vitals are good
Doctor :   About her consciousness
Doctor :   Well she has undergone a very dangerous & serious operation
Doctor :   for her very dangerous & serious condition
Doctor :   They carry out this operation in General Anesthesia
Doctor :   It takes time to recover for the effect of anesthesia
Doctor :   & then it takes further
Doctor :   time to recover from the trauma of the operation
Doctor :   As long as her vitals are stable, you must be happy
Doctor :   She will soon gain
Doctor :   consciousness
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