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Head injury, undergone surgery, zero brain function. Any possibility of brain improvement?

Respected Sir, Myself Reeta Sachdev from Nagpur. My father injured on head. Doctor at CIIMS Hospital, Nagpur has done his surgery and he cleared the clot of his brain. But after 20 days of surgery doctor is saying that there is no chances of improvement in his brain. He can move his legs, arms. But doctor is saying that his brain functions are zero. They told us to go back to home. Sir, Please check the reports. Is their any possibility of improvement of his brain? He is unconscious from last 20 days. Sir, Please suggest us what to do. Thanking You Reeta Sachdev
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Hello Ms Reeta,
Probably the brain damage following the head injury was too much and so your father has not recovered. Unconsciousness for 20 days following a injury is very long and indicates poor chances of functional recovery. The doctor must have assessed the brain functions by means of examination before communicating to you that it is not functioning properly. The decision to take him home remains with you. There are no medications which can really improve brain function in such situations. Any recovery that occurs is due to the healing of the injury to the brain on its own.
Nursing care is most important in such condition.

Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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