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My brother who is 36yrs old w/no prior medical problems fell down with a massive stroke paralizing his right side according to drs brain swelling covered left side and they advised us to pull the plug**we didnt** drs stated he will never reconize us open his eyes move** he is able to do all these things w/in a week time of stroke**now drs are advising us to put a trachea in**we are very confused and dont know what we should do what is going to be the best decision for my brother>>
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Hi,
I understand your concern.  Did his doctors explain why the trache is needed?  I had mine for almost two months; I couldn't swallow and the trache really helped me.
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Hello,
I'd ask, ask, ask...until you fully understand and feel comfortable as to why this is needed.

My sister cannot swallow so has a feeding tube.

After my sister had a massive stroke, days later she opened her eyes but there was no response to anything and we were told she would  never ever recover, she is now looking around the room and has some recognition of us and is moving as though she's trying to speak.
Just goes to show...never ever give up.

Ask and ask until you get your answers, hope your brother continues to move forward.
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1706750 tn?1307748124
I hadd a brainstem stroke when  i was 35 going  39 in Aug...was in a coma but through prrayers and  lots of rehab, i am getting there!! Keep at it!!!!
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