Posted on September 6, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Chris Part Three – Emerging from the Coma – Not Like In a Soap Opera:

Emerging from her coma was nothing like one would see on television. For her it was slow and unpredictable process. Making the coma more difficult for her mother was that the information she needed wasn’t forthcoming from the doctors. Worse, an intern stepped in and told the family they should consider removing life support, even though that was not the treating physicians opinion.  When the neurosurgeon learned of the interns actions, he quickly reversed this advice he got more actively involved, telling the family that at nine days it was way too early to give up hope of emergence.

Chris was transferred from the acute care hospital to a long term rehab facility shortly after she began to emerge.  She stayed in rehab hospital, Sacred Heart in Milwaukee for about three months.


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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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