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Bladder cancer, paralyzed, non-responsive, history of recent catastrophic stroke, prescribed Decadron post high BP. Chances of brain swelling?

Hi, My dad suffered a catastrophic stroke 4 days ago. He had A-fib, smoked , drank alcohol, is sedentary and 88 years old. His anticoag. was with held for 3 weeks because of bleeding and surgery for bladder cancer . He is paralyzed on right side, 99% non-responsive...can t speak or swallow , BP elevated, on Heparin and is having a NG tube inserted tonight. He was given Decadron over the past few days. Is he likely at his worse in terms of brain swelling?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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