This patient support community is for discussions relating to stroke, rehabilitation, ability to eat/swallow, alertness, bowel/bladder control, depression, motor skills, nutrition, orthotics/braces, pain, prevention, senses, and spasticity.
my uncle had a stroke on january 21, 2013 and as soon as he was rushed in in the ER they did brain surgery. He is currently recovering from the surgery but is not conscious the doctors say he is in a comma they provoked in the cat scan it shows that the majority of his brain is dead and he does a lot of movements such as moves his arms has hiccups tries to cough out his breathing tube but they say is involuntary movements, he is also on life support for breathing the machine is set on 12 and it even goes up to 20 or 25 so they say he is improving on his breathing. They have sat his immediate family twice already to offer to remove the life support and we had said no according to them there is not much they could do i please ask you to help me know and understand is there any way he would survive from this?
It is difficult to predict what the prognosis or outcome will be. It depends on his present vitals status. Also, if the stroke has been stabilized or not. Sometimes they may also have co morbid conditions like diabetes or hypertension and may have developed some infections as well. His treating physicians may be able to guide you about the prognosis.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.