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My 27 year old friend at the healthiest point of his life one day didn't show up for work. They called to ask where he was and his family found him in a coma. Physicians determined he'd suffered numerous strokes but haven't found a cause. 2 months after the incident they are no closer to finding a cause and his mother Gwenn who is wheelchair bound because of MS sits with him patiently waiting for him to recover. I personally think they are missing something and we are all desperate to find a well known knowledgeable physician to look at his case! Can anyone help or guide me in the right direction? I've included links to a few stories about Luke that a local news companies did about him.
This article is from the Columbian by Marissa Harshman
KATU story by Joe English
KOIN 6 by Amy Frazier
Understand your predicament. But it is difficult to predict what caused the repeated strokes and coma. Strokes can be ischemic, when there is no blood supply to a particular area of the brain or they can be hemorrhagic, when there is bleeding. When there is no blood flow to a major part of the brain stem or loss of blood accompanied with swelling, coma can occur.
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