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My uncle, 53 year old had a massive hemorrhagic stroke on 3 november 2010, approx 10 days ago , in which the left side was paralyzed completely.The doctors are saying that more than 50% of the brain is damaged.
He had a history of slight alcohol abuse and tobacco intake. He was hypertensive too. As per reports, the clots in the brain are deep seated and the medicine given to dissolve the clots resulted in hemorrhage . Doctors operate upon him asap and it was successful. However, there has been no improvement in his conditions even after 10 days. He is still on life support system . Tracheostomy has been done and he is breathing 70% on his own. The blood urea level has increased , the total lymphocyte count of the blood is high,and is having high fever. doctors are trying to improve the situation but as reported overall response to treatment is slow.We are concerned that there has been no movements or signs of consciousness. He opens his eyes few times each day but the doctor has not attached much importance to it.
Did any one had a loved one who still made through after such a condition? I want to know how many days after can still people become conscious?
Help is much appreciated
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