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Stroke for 89-year old female

My 89-year elderly mother has lymphoma (currently in remission), atrial fibrulation, and high blood pressure. She had a stroke a week ago, and is still relatively unresponsive.  She cannot speak or make any voluntary movement except to occasionally squeeze my hand in response to a question.  She is on a feeding tube (core pack?) since she has no swallow reflex.  After a week of no change, can we hope for any recovery or progress?  The neurologist seems to be taking a wait and see attitude.  She is hospitalized, but we wonder if she would be better off in a rehab facility or some other skilled care.  What should we ask and what should we expect?
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You can page the neurologist through their office anytime to ask your very valid questions. The docs are there for you as well as your mom.

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