Stroke recovery coma

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Avatar m tn my dad is in coma for 90 days he is 67 years old he had a stroke in the left side of brain in 13-12-2013 and in 14-12-2013 had a brain surgery (doctors cut a piece of his skull and put it in his belly to reduce the pressure) his conscience level is 4 to 5 out of 15 his brain damage in the next day to stroke was about 90% of the left side , he's in icu since then he respond to pain by some face movements related to pain was moving his right arm and leg now he dont even move them> my question
2197322 tn?1338845793 I am interested in further information, plus contacting other individuals with respect to myxedema coma recovery, regarding recovery after this medical incident - an incident that no specialists have been able to shed adequate light on - apart from telling me that I should recover in time, but they cannot guarantee the return of full brain or muscle function, given that there is not enough in the scientific literature regarding the seemingly very individual implications arising from such an inc
Avatar n tn We did not lose hope and we are very active to help in her recovery. It has been about 10 days since her stroke and improvement is on a scale of 1 to 100 i'll give it a 5. Now when we ask her to squeeze our finger she can with her left hand but not with the right. But it is akward that she can move her right arm up and down and does the same with her leg. Vicky She can respond with simple head nod yes or no but cannot speak.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar m tn I suffered a Stroke and Heart Attack followed by a 4 month Coma in 09. I have no effects of it other than I have lost my sense of direction and some memory loss. Will my memories return? I miss some of them, like driving. The Doctors drilled holes in my skull and drained the blood off because they had only given me a 10% chance of making it out of the coma. I guess this procedure is not done very much, yet it worked very well for me.
Avatar f tn after a hemorragic stroke, what is the longest that someone has been in a coma or near coma state and woke up and recovered. please i hope there is someone out there that this happened to.
Avatar n tn If his stroke is a mild one then he will hopefully recover quickly and regain most of his normal functions. If the stroke was severe then you may have a long road of recovery in front of you. I totally understand your anxiety. I went through it myself too. At least, you are not alone. Right now, my mother is staying in a stroke ward with other stroke victims. Fortunately, my family and I have been able to talk to other families.
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
Avatar n tn Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What internet sites/forums do you consider best for stroke patients? There are at least 15 out there. Please describe the area using pictures/scans that were affected by the stroke. What functions would normally be affected by a stroke in that area? How large is the penumbra? If you say that the strokee will not recover, what is the clinical reason behind that diagnosis?
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar m tn My sister ( 24 years old) is said to have brain stroke or tumor, though we have an MRI no doctor was sure what that was till Her breathing stopped a month ago in hospital. She is in coma almost a month, I'd like to know that how long a “tumoral mass of the left cerebellar hemisphere with sign of acute hydrocephalus” can last. This is the Isfahan’s MRI agency’s letter which number of Tehran’s doctors comment on.
Avatar n tn I am so sorry. My Mom also went into diabetic coma and was blind for a time but she get better. Blessings to your Mom and to all of you.
Avatar n tn The coma doesn’t last for a long period. The coma is not caused by a stroke that would damage the brain cells. If the patient remains comatose for a long time, he would be able to perform all the body movements after some sessions of physiotherapy. However, many cases have shown affected memory. This is transient in most of the cases and the patient would be able to come back to his previous daily activities.
Avatar n tn My mom had a stroke and still unconscious in ICU after 4 days. Any advice on how to treat her either conventional or unconventional is very much appreciated.
Avatar m tn Hello, My 62 year old mother had a hemorrhaging stroke caused by a ruptured aneurysm on the right, front of her brain on October 14, 2011. Her bleed was very severe and 50% of patients die that night and 50% of those survivors die the next day. Since the 14th, she has been in a coma. Her body responds to ice on her skin, hard pinches done by the nurses and swabs put her in mouth. Her eyes are always closed except sometimes they open slightly while being changed or re positioned in bed.
Avatar f tn My inlaw had mager stroke how and went to coma after operation of blood clot how much long will he take him to recover
Avatar m tn they also took a piece of her skull out to relief pressure. They put her in induce coma. Before they pumped her full of drugs her last words where stay by my side. The nurse asked if she could name every one in the room and she called her mom "mom" she called me "nobody" and the nurse a monster because he had a beard. They left the room and I grabbed my girl friend and put my hands on her shoulders and said who am I very straight forward and bold, she responded your babe.
Avatar m tn my dad is in coma for 90 days he is 67 years old he had a stroke in the left side of brain in 13-12-2013 and in 14-12-2013 had a brain surgery (doctors cut a piece of his skull and put it in his belly to reduce the pressure) his conscience level is 4 to 5 out of 15 his brain damage in the next day to stroke was about 90% of the left side , he's in icu since then he respond to pain by some face movements related to pain was moving his right arm and leg now he dont even move them> my question
Avatar n tn They have her in a medicated coma and are feeding her through a tube in her nose. They say they will keep her in the coma for 3-4 weeks. Is this normal? She fell in the driveway while mowing the yard, the gas man found her approx. 30-45 mins. later and called 911. She (at that time) was able to tell them 2 slurred words, the place her husband is employed and their last name. They did a cat scan the day it happend and another one the next day. They say the bleeding has stopped.
Avatar n tn I would very like to help your grandma, please can you tell me more about her state and since how long she has the stroke... and in which state she is now, if coma or speaking, and some info about her previous disease... if something more than hypertension.
Avatar m tn It was a hemorhaggic stroke. The Stroke is on the terminal of the brain. He is still unconcious until now. He is in the ICU. He does not respond to pain. What should we do. We have been praying and hoping that he will wake up.
Avatar f tn Brain injury is difficult to predict. The time taken for recovery after stroke and crainectomy depends on the site of clot, degree of stroke, neurological problems associated, general condition of the patient and other such factors. It is difficult to predict when one will come out of coma. Only the treating specialist can throw some light on it. In all probability he too may not be able to give a clear cut picture. Wish you luck!
Avatar n tn They put him on Phenobarbital and the seizures ceased but he went into a coma and hasnt woke up yet, it's been 7 days he has been in the coma. The doctors say there is no brain activity and he will be in a vegitative state for the rest of his life. He is the love of my life. I feel I should get a second opinion.
Avatar n tn My mom is literally all I have and we were close like best friends. I'm devastated. She is in a coma and has been for 3 months. They tell me there is little to no hope in recovery. That she is going to be a vegetable. I refuse to take her off the support,, I feel it's too soon... She can only open her eyes and they have her running on cpap mode on the respirator. She can't follow commands. Any suggestions? Is there a chance for recovery?
Avatar n tn My Grandmother had a major ischemic stroke 3 months ago. This first stroke was then followed by a major bleed in her basal artery. Immediately following these strokes she was in a semi coma for 2-3 days, with no responses at all. Some improvement was then seen in her; such as a response to us and questions we ask her, an new ability to move her non-stroked side and better hand coordination (she can move her right side) and she open and see out of one eye (her left eye).
503460 tn?1225805955 Of all those admitted in coma stage only 15 per cent make good recovery; of those surviving at the end of 24 hours, 20 per cent make good recovery; among those who had survived in the first three days, 25 per cent make good recovery and finally, among those who had survived for seven days, 35 per cent make good recovery.You should consult a neurospecialist and clarify all your doubts .