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Bleeding in brain. Became unresponsive. Had tracheotomy. Opens eyes when moved. Alive due to feeding tube?

My mother had several bleeding on right side of brain was in February 14, 2013. She would squeeze had and node her head 2 days later she became unresponsive . Was in hospital for 3 weeks , had a tracheotomy and transferred to skilled facility . Has not woken when moved opens eyes . Being that it s month since stroke is she here today because of feeding tube?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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From your details I learn that your mother had massive haemorrhagic stroke in right cerebral hemisphere of brain which has lead to low GCS (Glasgow coma scale) for which she might be ventilated and then tracheotomy done.

Since it is almost 4 months following stroke, she should show some recovery signs in form of obeying commands.

She requires active physiotherapy, and stimualtion (auditory and visual)

Review with treating doctor for electrolyte imbalance and EEG to rule out non convulsive status(type of fits where there won't be involuntary movement)

Hope this should help you

Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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