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18 year old stroke victim significant brain damage help!

My 18 year old nephew suffered several strokes  Wednesday November 28th, 2012. He was put on a ventilator to help with his breathing Intially we were told that he didn't show signs of any brain damage with the results of his CT scan. After being placed in ICU and receiving a MRI from his doctor we were told that it showed significant brain damage on both sides of his brain. On the second day he was moving he hands every so often and opening his eyes but he wasn't responding like his neurologist said he should. On the thrid day the ventilator was removed and he seemed to be agitated so the doctors stopped all visitors except for his mom and dad to come in every so often to talk to him to check his responses and to hear familiar voices. I want to know are this good signs? Any information will be helpful. Thanx
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Hello and sorry for the late reply.

What was the reason for the stroke? Was it due to injury? or was it a hemorrhagic stroke due to an arteriovenous malformations? or was it due to an infection? Prognosis will be based on the etiology. If his movements and cognitive functions are better, then its likely he is improving.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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