Hi, I need to know if any of you professionals can tell me this- have ANY of you seen recovery EVER in an anoxic brain injury necrosis case? The PT is male, 50, had massive MI 11/26/06, and went w/o oyxgen 20 min. causing this. His pupils are fixed & dialated, he has been on a mech. vent. machine and set at 6-but reads 6-10 per min. He was a 4 ppd smoker, and an alcoholic, and his arteries were all severely blocked. He has only myoclonic movements, and an abnormal babinski sign, where he moves his upper r. body with stimuli of his L. foot. He had seizures that were difficult to control after the MD's stented him. He is totally unresponsive. I ask this because my ex-husband is the man I am speaking of here, but I want to have input from you ALL so that I can show this to my ex's fiance and family, who all need to realize that "IF they love him that much- then love him enough, to let him go." Turn off the ventilator, and let GOD. If he is meant to be here, he will be...I look into his eyes and see that the light is on, but nobody's home. Now they are going to go ahead with a tracheostomy and stomach tube for feeding- and probably move him to a nursing facility where he will lie needlessly. He always said "Promise me you'll pull the plug if I ever have anything happen and become a vegetable". Please show this to anyone it may help too- tell them to LEARN CPR. (C=call 911 P=push & Pray R=rush to get air IN!) And lastly, if you don't have a living will , GET ONE!!! THIS could happen to YOU!!! Thank You all for any help here.