Hi, my husband had a cocaine induced stroke. It happened in Chile. Since I have not yet gone there, I have been told by doctors that he has sustained irreparable damage to the entire left side of the brain.His right side of the body is paralyzed. He underwent an operation to remove a big blod clot in his left side of the brain. It happened on January 31st, 2008.Since then he has been plagued by infections. I have been told he is awake and making some progress, but not much. What can I expect in terms of improvement? He can't come back to the US because he is an American resident but doesn't qualify for social security benefits due to the fact that he worked on his own and did not pay social security nor get a health plan. I would really appreciate your advice, thanks.