Mom in deep sleep for 12 days now post hip surgery
I am new to this board but just looking for some help. My mom had surgery to repair fractured hip 12 day ago. She has a vast medical history including open heart surgery (6 yrs ago) left hip fracture and surgery, pelvic fracture, and now right hip fracture and surgery. She has also had 2 strokes in between all this, the first leaving her a little confused but no permanent damage, the second leaving her with aphasia (can understand everything but cannot verbalize except for jibberish or yes/no and a few other words).
She is 82 almost 83. Since her last surgery 12 days ago, she has been basically in a deep sleep. The first few days, she would respond "yes" or "no" to questions but now she is not responding at all, only if they move her around she moans a bit. They have done 3 head CT scans with no evidence of recent stroke at all. She was found to have a urinary tract infection and gall bladder blockage/possible infection, although skin not yellow appearing. These infections are being treated with antibiotics.
From reading these posts it seems like she MUST have had a stroke of some sort...maybe just not showing up on CT scans?
She of course is unable to eat or drink and is on IV fluids only so far. They are waiting to see if antibiotics help with gallbladder, but have also indicated that my mom may need additional surgery on this, which I honestly don't see how they can do if she is already sleeping.
Thanks for any help or advice anyone can share...just looking for some answers or how to deal with this....