Not induced

January 6, 2007 at 11:17 am

2 people have mentioned “medically induced” coma. Nobody induced my mother’s coma. That is why I am so confused about all of this and why I think coma might not be the right word.

The neuro at the ICU said she was “in there” and we should always talk to her. So in other words – her mind was awake in there, but her face was paralyzed and she could not open her eyes, move her head or any part of her body – NOTHING. I guess that might not technically be a “coma”. Sounds much worse. 8 weeks of that!