Condition is critical.
Thank you for posting your query, and informing the details about your uncle's health condition.
He has suffered from a brain stroke (paralysis
) of the left side, resulting in weakness of right half of body. This, in itself, is not a life-threatening disease, and tends to recover slowly with good exercises and physiotherapy
However, at present, he has two additional complications, which are life-threatening. First is the chest infection
), which is pushing the doctors to continue ventilator. Until the chest infection is controlled, the ventilator can not be removed, as his breathing is not good. Also, in a person with diabetes
, it is not easy to treat the chest infection.
The second complication is the low blood pressure, which requires injections such as dopamine and adrenaline
. This also reduces the chances of survival.
If the chest infection can be controlled and BP level brought up, he would survive. About 20-30% people with these complications do not survive, whereas others survive with disability
I hope my reply has helped you.
I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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