neekabe (neekabe) wrote in little_details,

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IV to solid foods

Okay, so here's the situation. Guy who's in better than average condition has been put in a situation where he's basically been forced into a coma for quite some time, about 4-6 months. During this time he was also on an addictive drug (so he's got withdrawl to deal with too) and has gone through a good ammount of physical trauma.

At what point, after he's removed from that sitatuon and under proper care, should they start him on liquids as opposed to IV? How long should it take for him to be introduced to solid foods again? Would there be that much difference in his condition if he was kept for closer to a year? does it ever reach a point where more time isn't going to make that much of a difference?

Thanks ^_^
Tags: ~medicine: coma
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