The aneurysm was repaired by two highly skilled neurosurgeons by a non-invasive procedure known as " coiling." While the coiling procedure itself was successful, this only marked the first hurdle to my path to recovery. Over the next few weeks, I was given a 50-50 chance of survival, as this is the time when the risk of vasospasms in the brain is high. Without the tremendous teamwork of the entire neurological intensive care unit, I could have died or ended up with permanent, irreversible brain damage.
To minimize the risk of vasospasm, I was kept in a drug-induced coma for more than one month in combination with high doses of adrenaline to dilate the blood vessels. I was told that a person of old age or poor health would not have survived this intensive treatment.
While I was in this coma, my wife gave birth to our daughter Mira in the same hospital.