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Pneumonia, had stroke and on 50%oxygen, diabetic, overweight

I have a friend who has been unconscious for 2 1/2 weeks. He had pneumonia but has recovered, is on 50% oxygen and had a stroke at he base of his brain stem. The doctor s told us that he is trapped within himself and that they want to send him to St. Agnes in Philadelphia to wean him off the ventilator and to do rehab. He is diabetic, but his sugar has been good, he has a strong heart and is overweight at the age of 60. Will he survive with rehab and eventually come to?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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DEAR SIR/MADAM

THE AGE OF OF THE PATIENT IS VERY CRITICAL IN THE PROGNOSIS OF THE PATIENTS.

SINCE HE IS ON 50% OXYGEN, OXYGEN SATURATION MIGHT BE MAINTAINING. BUT IF REALLY LOW OXYGEN SUPPLY DID HAD DONE DAMAGE THEY POSSIBLE RECOVERY WILL BE VERY SLOW OR RECOVERY WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH DISABILITIES.

DUE TO MICRO AND MACROVASCULAR CHANGES IN LONG STANDING DIABETES, THESE WILL BE VASCULAR COMPRIMISE WHICH WILL ALSO THROW SOME NEGATIVE INFLUENCE ON THE CHANCES OF SURVIVAL WITH REHABILITATION.

BUT DONT FORGET EVERY MEDICAL CASES ARE DIFFERENT. HE WILL SURVIVE DONT WORRY.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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