U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-27-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
8,958 posts, read 8,388,035 times
Reputation: 7193

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainbow Connection View Post
my mom went without for a period of time. she did die. but docs said after having her on repirator for 45 minutes she would be brain dead.

she did die after being on repirator for only 45 minutes.

they asked if we wanted to keep her on.. but said she was brain dead.. and said if we took her off - she would be a vegetable... should she have been kept on it longer ???

she was a young 83. did nt times crossword puzzles everyday..
got out..

should we have had tests conducted or waited a day to see for sure if brain was dead and if she would have been a vegetable. ???

perhaps her brain was still or could be viable still.

thank you
Look at it this way....
Your brain is the center of who you are while the body serves the brains wishes.

Once the brain is gone the body is just a shell where no life exist anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-27-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: southern california
49,970 posts, read 47,075,405 times
Reputation: 41288
i have heard many versions of this it seems a very grey area. people have fully come out of a coma after years of being "brain dead".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2012, 09:32 AM
 
6,967 posts, read 16,497,498 times
Reputation: 6505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huckleberry3911948 View Post
i have heard many versions of this it seems a very grey area. people have fully come out of a coma after years of being "brain dead".
This is true, but there is a big difference between the brain not functioning (brain dead...coma...) and brain death where the cells have actually died from oxygen loss.

Those patients in a coma have a brain that can resume functioning to some extent. There is enough intact to do this. Those, where the brain cells have been destroyed, especially those involved in breathing, will not grow new cells. What's gone is gone.

The cells in the brain are unique. We don't grow new ones to replace those that have been destoyed.

Sometimes, the "brain dead" patient that recovers, was not properly diagnosed. At other times, it seems to depend on where the damage is done. Some brain function can be taken over by other parts of the brain. Breathing, seems to be one of those functions that can't.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top