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Can you die from a massive stroke?

Can you die from a massive stroke?

First, I am very sorry for you and your family. Dealing with stroke can be very difficult. Alot depends on how long ago the stroke was. The longer that your grandmother remains unresponsive the more likely she is to have long lasting complications. Sorry to say that but it's true. But remain hopeful I have seen those in motor vehicle accidents and stroke victims who didn't seem as if they would get better and that fully recovered I've also seen the opposite. If your grandmother does improve she will most likely go through an intense rehabilitaiton program depending on the residual effects of the stroke they could range from paralysis to not being able to recognize people to speech being difficult. Depending on which side of the brain her stroke was on indicates what problems she may encounter although this isn't always fool proof either. Hope this helped you. Good luck and I'll pray for her and your family
My dad had a massive brain stem stroke. He was like your grandma for about 2-3 days, but then got better. It took a couple years, but he's now pretty much the way he was before. Brain stem strokes are the worst in that if not treated asap, they can kill you. But, if the person responds to treatment, the odds of full or close to full recovery are best.

There are different types of strokes, so it depends on what part of the brain was effected, and a whole bunch of other stuff that I don't know much about. Find out what type and then do a google search, just keep in mind that all people are different.

Sorry this is happening and I hope she gets better soon.
Some people do die from massive strokes but Ive heard of alot of people recovering from them. I hope the best for you and your family.
Yes it is possible. It is good that she is opening her eyes. When a person has a stroke the blood flow to the brain is affected. IT depends on the stroke as to what parts of her functioning will be affected and how badly. Often speech is affected and your nan may find it very frustrating when she wakes up that she can't be understood, or that the wrong words come out. One side of her body will probably also be affected impairing her walking and ability to use her arm.

Physiotherapy will be very important when she wakes up as some of these functions can be regained, though not always totally. Speech therapy will help to improve her talking. It is a long process to recovery and recovery may not be 100%. I do hope your nan continues to improve. You sound like a very caring person. The best tip I can give you is to be patient with her and understand how her emotions may swing from one extreme to the other. Very best wishes to you both.
yea you can, someone in my family had a huge stroke and died.
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