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My sister, age 53, had a brain stem stoke in the pons area on Aug. 11, 2008. The doctors said approximately 90% of the pons was damaged. She has a form of the locked-in syndrom (syndrome). She has feeling in her body, but can not move anything but facial muscles. She is now breathing on her own, but has a trachea and a feeding tube. Is there someone who has had the same type of stroke and give me some insight as to what to expect. I am hoping and praying with lots of work, she will be wheelchair moble and hopefully able to talk. I would appreciate any comments from anyone.
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