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My mom suffered a stroke and she is not waking up. CT scan was done and it was known that a nerve blew up in the brain. The doctors gave us a very slim chance of recovery. What can you suggest? Should we pursue for an operation? The doctors told us that from the range of 1 to 15 they operate those whitin the range of 7-15 but unfortunately my mom's range is on 4. Please we need advise and help. You can email me at ***@****
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Hi, You may discuss this with his doctor to opt a surgical option. However after surgery, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help you to regain function in better way and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
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