I thought I'd reach out to my fellow BYCer's for some info. My grandmother had open heart surgery to repair a valve. The surgery was three weeks ago. During the surgery she had a reaction to one of the medications and her blood pressure plummeted. While the surgery was a success concerning her heart, it appears she may have suffered brain damage. She seems very restless, moving her legs and her left arm. To me the motions look very repetitive. I am very confused about everything, 2 of my aunts and my father say they've seen signs that she acknowledges their presence yet yesterday the results of a test (I wasn't told what the test was called) show very little brain activity. My other aunt is up from FL, her son is in medical school and they talked to the Dr. at length yesterday, according to them this is the 2nd test of that nature performed and she is "brain dead". I guess I had different visions of what brain dead looks like because I can't reconsile that term with what I see when I visit her. I'm not asking anyone to diagnose someone they know so little about, just looking to see if anyone can provide some insight on this type of situation. I'm a bit of a wreck and frustrated over the whole limited information game my family seems to like to play.