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Mom: diabetic coma at 14 yrs old (she's 54 now) she's had kidney failure, dialysis 4 years transplant in 1996, heart attack stroke fibro osteoarthriti?

Good doctors. Your mom has multiple serious medical management problems. She needs excellent specialist and a primary care doctor to oversee and coordinate care. Read more...

76 male w/ heart attack on 4/3 in coma w/ a stroke. Today had babinski reflex. 1st & 2nd docs say pull plug or phenobarbital coma. Any other options?

Difficult question. I'm sorry for the difficult situation you face. The older one is the more difficult it is to recover from serious illness including heart attacks, strokes, and being in a coma. Your doctor's may have discussed comfort care if the outcome was deemed poor. If the patient has advanced directives, think about their wishes. Request to have a palliative care specialist involved in your case also. Read more...
The real . Question as hard as it is, is not what we who are here want, but what would the patient tell you he would want done for him if he could whisper in his ear? Would he want to be kept alive with no ability to come out of his situation? It's tough but if he would whisper yes then you have your answer. If no, then you know what to do. God bless you during this tough time. Read more...

My pregnant girlfriend had a heart attack and was in a coma for a few days. She has no memory of me. Is this permanent or will she get it back?

I'm so sorry. If this was a recent event remain hopefull. I am sure you have a wonderful team of doctors including a neurologist who can help you process all these questions. Good luck. Read more...
Not known. If by 100 days she still does not know you, the probability of her recognizing you become less likely, but never say never. Read more...

62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days. Took 10 min to resuscitate him. Is that why he's in a coma? Expectations? No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.

That's a hard one. I am sorry he is so sick. We cannot know from what you tell us much about his odds. Obviously he is dangerously ill. His doctors can discuss his chances with you better because they know what happened and why. Best wishes to you and your family! Ask questions, and it helps to take notes of answers and write down questions you think of before talking to the docs. Read more...

My dad had a heart attack, now in coma and on life support, what to do?

Coma. Obtain physician opinion on chances of recovery and also consider your dads wishes in account whether he wants to be on life support or not. Basing on that you and your family decide. If there is reasonable chance of recovery with good functional status then it is wise to wait and see. Read more...