We have a patient who had a massive stroke was then diagnosed with septicaemia. The CT scans show a large amount of brain damage on the righthand side.He was returned home for palliative care without fluids and given a couple of days to live. After 5 days he has suddenly opened his eyes and is now able to interact to external stimulus, for example ask for coffe, point and hold hands, swallow and suck on ice. What are his chances of recovery? Should fluids be administered and recovery attempted or will this just prolong the inevitable?