I saw your post and I wonder what the stages where that you saw. My boyfriend was in a coma for almost four weeks. It was not caused by a car acciedent but at work when 3500 pounds fell on him. He is suffering an anoxic brain injury and it has been almost seven months. He is also refusing to swallow his food. They call it pocketing. Do you have any help you can lend? I would really like to talk to someone who has gone through what I am now.