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Reactions of taxim during labor. On ventilator. Why did she not gain consciousness?

my wife had severe reaction of taxim during labor and was then kept on ventilator for 2 days. She did not gain consciousness for next 6 days and in MRI its acute right MCA territorial Infarct and acute right cerebellar infarct. today is her 12 th day in same situation with no mind orientation. her irritation has reduced but still no conciousness. she opens her eyes but cant react to our call but it looks sometimes that she can identify. usually she keeps her fists closed tight and shivering . she makes some sound often and acts like chewing something at times. please guide and tell how long will she take to recover and suggest better means of treatment . plrase help
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Dear friend, thanks for being at HCM.

it is really saddening to read this.
reaction to taxim can not cause this .

was an MRangiogram done ? what did it say?

she has infarctions (blood supply loss) in MCA and PCA territories, hence the prolonged unconsciousness , which is not unusual.

she will be on ventilatortill she regains the control of her respiration and the tube in throat will be there till her airway control returns.

she may take variable time depending exact location and size of her infarct.

she may need a tracheostomy. (vent in the throat airpipe)

neuro recovery may take 2-3 months and your treating neurologist is the best person to answer you on this.

was there any venous sinus thrombosis?

looks like arterial infarct from the description.

she needs routine intensive care and aspirin, statin if arterial infarcts.

take care and keep posted .

Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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