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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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My son has been hospitalized since May 24th..a very story

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My son has been hospitalized since May 24th..a very long story short..he was admitted with severe pneumonia..he couldn't breathe and they intubated him and he went into cardiac arrest. Three days later he "coughed" the tube and went into cardiac arrest again. He has a trach and he seems to recognize people and responding. Two weeks ago he started shaking uncontrollably..they did MRI and EEG...but no seizure activity. They have tried different meds, but no good. ( my son is 23 years old and has not been out of bed since he got here...no PT either). I feel he is going backwards...do you recommend any medication that these people may have overlooked? I am at my wits end... Thank you for listening..
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: No cough...
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Did you read what wrote about my son?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I am sorry about your son

your son needs to have heart testing to see why he went into cardiac arrest

he needs blood troponin and CKMB tested to see if he has damaged his heart muscle

he should get a cardiac echocardiogram.

he should be having a heart doctor (cardiologist) and a neurologist (nerve doctor) seeing him daily to find out what is going on.