My husband's grandfather suffered a minor & major stroke on Monday- Paralysis on one side.
Yesterday, he suffered a second "major" stroke.
Last night, his grandmother was given the choice to take him off life support, after a brain scan showed that there was no activity. Though she knows that he doesn't want to be kept alive for an extended period of time on life support, it's always a hard call to commit to.
What's keeping her from making that call, is that she says he "smiled" yesterday, when his son said something inteded to be funny, and he "squeezed" her hand today, with his hand that is on the side that was not controlled by the side of his brain affected by the stroke.
I know that my father wanted to believe that his mother was "smiling" or "grimacing" as a response to her environment, just before she passed, but the Dr. assured him that these were only neurological reflexes.
If anyone has some knowledge on a possible prognosis, or has been in a similar situation, that may be able to share some insight, she asked that my husband find out...and, he asked that I ask "all of you", to see if we could have some information to share with her.
Thanks so Much!