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i have an uncle who is now in coma for 4 days. He met a vehicular accident. He was unconsoius when brought to the hospital. The doctors said that he suffered from stroke since he has a HIGH BLOOD. Diagnosis was hemorrhagic stroke and said it was fatal. MAy i know if he has the chance to recover considering the period of his coma. I sthere achance to recover if the the doctor says his brain is dead already. How come yesterday he responded to any pain when pinch. is this a good sign?
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Hello Dear,

There has been association between hyperthermia and stroke. Hyperthermia and fluctuations is usually not considered a good sign. It has to be also related with the time of onset of fever after the traumatic brain injury.
Hope for the best.
Miracles do happen.


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Thank you for replying and answering my questions. Im just so sad that my uncle suffered long enough. I cant bear to see him in agony evrytime convulsion attacks. His body temp reached to 41.8 dgrees. IS it a bad sign? But, its fluctuating...

anyway, thank you very much
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I feel sorry for your uncle,generally speaking, we can estimate the 30day mortality survival rate of a patient with intracerebral hemorrhage with the Glascow Coma scale, hemorrhage size, and patient age.
There are centers around the world that are experimentally using deep brain stimulation in patients with coma, in which a small electrode is placed inside the brain and electrically stimulated. The reports vary from no improvement at all to emergence from coma. But there is not enough evidence right now that this will work on all coma patients. Talk to your doctors again, and tell them you need help understanding everything so that you can make an informed decision about further treatment. An important question that you could ask them is that if your uncle does wake up, what kind of neurological recovery can he expect. Will he be able to walk, talk, interact with family members, lead an independent life, etc..If he is responsive then it is syely a good sign.
All the best.
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