MattsDesigns wrote:Praying for miracles or doctor errors like I always do. Those injuries sound pretty severe for a 14 ft drop.
MattsDesigns wrote:Ah good - I didn't know she was comatose but that's good news.
lozzyhickers wrote:It was a medically induced coma, to minimise distress.
Delta79 wrote:lozzyhickers wrote:It was a medically induced coma, to minimise distress.
Minimising distress is a small part of treatment with MIC. generally it reduces the metabolic rate of brain tissue, which includes the cerebral blood flow.
With these reductions, the blood vessels in the brain narrow, decreasing the amount of volume occupied by the brain, and hence the intracranial pressure.
The damaged area of the brain will swelling. it is hoped that the pressure decrease will protect the damage areas from swelling too much and restricting the blood flow though it, as this restriction could kill off the affected brain tissue.
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