Hello everyone. As title says, my dad had massive left sided brain isshemic stroke 6 days ago. He has swelling of the left side of brain, its 50% of brain.. I've talked to him at 2 am, he was normal - at 6 am we found him on the ground trying to get up... He can't get thrombolisys, the doctors wasn't 100% sure when the stroke happened... he got mannitol day after stroke or 11 hours after stroke - my mum had to fight for it... Now he can't talk, doesn't understand questions at all. But he knows and understand what I plan to do (he clogs left ear when I want him listen to radio on EarPods, cover the phone and being mad when I want to take a picture of him, he puts his glasses when I give them to him). I don't know what should I expect, I am talking about rehabilitation... How long it takes? Will he live "normally"? He has only 52 years old... When I tickle his right foot, he reacts, bend fingers, straightens feet.. we are all afraid of him... He is an architect, an artist, a painter so I think his right side of brain will help him with recovery?