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Brain stem strok treatment?

My sister (32 yr old ) had a brain stem strok on her two artries last 7 days back, she went to coma stage, next day she came to consious. She is breathing with the help of vendilator, without vendilator she is not able to breath. She can open her eyes and not able to see. She able to here the voice and able to understand but not able to talk. Her arms and legs are having sense, when we give a pain on her legs and arms she is removing the arms and hands from us because of she able to realise pain... We (entair family) praying for her to recover from the strok.

Now she is taking treatment in Appllo hospital chennai..

We want to know who is the best doctor to treat this?

Which is the best hospital in chennai for brain stem strok?

What type of treatment we can give?

When she will back to normal...

What we can do now?

Thanks in advance
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There is something called "Locked In Syndrome" which sounds like your sister's situation. She may or may not come out of it as her stroke has impacted her breathing.

A neurologist treats this syndrome, but it is, from what I read, difficult to determine if it will happen if she will come out of it. I wish you the best.
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Hi, Thank you for your question. I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent 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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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have a sister who had a cerebellar stroke at the young age of 30. Nonsmoker, healthy and active mother of three, it tooks us all by surprise. Although she was in a comatose state for about 24 days, we were not prepared for what happened once she came out. She lost ability to swallow, speak, walk and so on. It has been 17 months, and only by the Grace of God, are we know seeing signs of the person she used to be. With a lot of prayers, rehabilitation, love and support, my sister is now able to take care of her 3 young ones, walks on her own and we are able to understand her speech. It is a long painful road ahead for you and your family, but don't give up hope. God is a miracle worker.
God Bless You
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Positive thoughts and prayers for your sister. It is especially difficult to have a stroke at such a young age.

I work in a neuro ICU as a nurse, and from my experience, recovery from stroke can be a very long and gradual process.  Your sister is withdrawing from pain, which is a good sign.  The extent of her disability will depend on the location and extent of brain tissue damage.  And honestly, it'll be hard to guage her disabilities now.  First you'll have to get her through the critical phase.  I'm sure the doctors are working on this.  Be patient, and take it one day at a time.  Listen to the doctors.  Unfortunately, even the very best of them can't reverse the brain tissue that has already died.

In the meantime, focus on keeping your sister well -- no infection, stable blood pressure and brain pressure; maybe soon they'll try to see if she can breathe on her own; swallow on her own... it all depends on the area of the brain that has been damaged.  And sometimes, it takes time.  

Take care.
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Hi All, Thanks for your quick reply...
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