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DFather has has a massive stroke

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Lilamani Tue 11-Nov-14 07:20:44

My father had a stroke on Sunday. He was alone at home and found unconscious in the evening. He was rushed to hospital for cranial decompression surgery. Since then he's been unconscious and his pupils are not responding to light. He can breathe on his own, though he's attached to a ventilator as a precaution.

Does anyone have experience of a situation like this? What can we hope for? I love him so much.

twobambinos Tue 11-Nov-14 10:00:20

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I'm sorry I have no words of wisdom but didn't want to read and not reply. I'm sure the medical staff are doing their very best for him and you be there for him too. Bug hugs

Lilamani Tue 11-Nov-14 11:47:38

Thank you. We've now been told that there's no chance he'll ever wake up again. Trying to deal with it. He was such a wonderful person.

grimbletart Tue 11-Nov-14 15:59:33

So sorry Lilamani. It's hell isn't it, when someone you love has such a thing happen. Thinking of you. flowers

Lilamani Tue 11-Nov-14 16:06:41

Thank you. He's such a wonderful person. I can't imagine not having him around. I miss his smile and his voice.

twentyten Tue 11-Nov-14 16:08:24

Thinking of you.thanksthanks

ImNotCute Tue 11-Nov-14 16:28:45

So sorry Lilamani, I lost my mum very suddenly (not a stroke though) and it's a horrendous shock.

You will get through this, but of course you will feel terribly sad, angry etc in the days and months to come. I'm sure it's difficult to take in at the moment, just try to take care of yourself and your family as best as you can for now- making sure you eat something, try to get some sleep etc.

Lilamani Tue 11-Nov-14 19:18:59

He's in another city and my DM and DSis are with him. I'm flying out there in a few hours. I just want to hug him and tell him I love him.

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