m150984 Posted November 14, 2013 Share Posted November 14, 2013 (edited) Hi Guys, My older brother had a bleed on the brain 2 weeks ago on 1st November 2013 where he collapsed in a toilet at the gym. After being found and attended to by the ambulance service he was taken to the hospital after an hour where he was unconscious most of this time. We was told later that night by the consultant that the bleed was so severe that they would not be able to operate on my brother and that his chances of survival was very slim as the bleed was in the most dangerous part of the brain, around the Brainstem. He was on a ventilator and put under anaesthetic to make him comfortable. 4 days past and on the Tuesday he was showing signs of movement in his left toes and moving his fingers on command, This bought a lot of positivity to my family but as the week went on he started boiling up ,developed a chest infection and the responses stopped. The nurses then put him back under anaesthetic and cooled him down with cooling blankets. 10 days after he was admitted to the hospital they lowered the anaesthetic again and on day 11 he has opened his eyes. At the moment he is just looking around the room not focusing on much and seems to get tired and he has stopped responding to the commands to try and move his feet and squeeze our hands, he has not done this now since he was woken up from his second time on anaesthetic. My brother is very strong and fit, prior to coming to hospital he goes to the gym every day. A week before his bleed he did take himself to A&E complaining of numbness around the mouth and arms and headaches but was sent home. Does anyone have any advice for his recovery and how we can support him. My fear is that he will be in a locked in state which will be very hard for him to deal with as he is a very active person. Edited January 3, 2014 by Tina Added name to title :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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