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Had seizure due to blood clots in the brain. Draining of blood clots suggested. How long will it take to be conscious again?

Hi my dad had a seizure he was rushed into the hospital in the hospital they reveal that he had blood clots in his brain then he was transfer to another hospital who are fully equipped doctors have performed numerous of tests on my dad and he haven t had any falls or injury since last year but recover fine doctors have done image tests on my dad n told us that he has several blood clots in his brain they say that they were going to treat him with a medication that it wil make his blood thin n see if the blood clots can flow again n that this medication consist in phases today the neurosurgeon informed us that there is a procedure that they can drain the blood clots from a vain from his leg n basically he calls it a roto rooter like when your toilet is clogged up u use a roto rooter and flushed it away so they did that now my dad has been in SICU for 5 days already n he is still uncountious I ask the doctor is due to the medication n doctors says that he I not medicated n he is not sedated if he doesn t wake up Is because the pressure of the blood clots now he moves his arms n legs but doctors says that is due to the brain nerves but that isn t my dad my question is how long is he is going to b uncountious n what have happen to people who haven t been uncountious for so long?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Your father seems to have suffered multiple strokes. It is not a good sign that he is unconscious for 5 days. Something has gone wrong again in the brain and may be he has suffered more strokes. He is likely to require a long period of recovery following regaining consciousness. The extent of brain damage may best be commented upon by the doctor who has seen the images. The prognosis for him at the moment is uncertain because of such long period of unconsciousness.
Good luck.
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Neurologist Dr. Sweta Singla's  Response
Dear Marlon
Probably your father has had a stroke and a major stroke at that. More information is needed to tell about his present clinical status and his prognosis. And the risk factors that led to the stroke have to be evaluated and that will lead to optimum treatment in his case. With present information I can tell you only this much.
Best of luck.
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