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Infection on right side of brain, has pacemaker, in neuro ICU. No sense, movements only in left limb. Can he get cured ?

my grand father had a brain stroke on 28 Jan 2013, it is infraction on the right side of the brain. he is 80 years and has pace maker he is still in neuro icu for almost 10 days initially there was no sense and no movement in any part of the body but for the past 8 days he is able to move his left limbs and sometimes he opens his eyes, he is still fed liquid by rice tube pls let me know how far he can get cure?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Brain stroke of the right side leads to paralysis of the left side of body.

The amount of disability and the expected recovery depends on the size and location of the stroke. This is known with the help of MRI brain.

The improvement also depends on any other co-existing illnesses.

Generally older people take longer to recover.

Physiotherapy, good nursing care and regular medications are the keys to good fucntional recovery.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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