Father-In-Law's stroke was deep in the brain - in the mid-brain. The good news is that this might very well have no impact on his higher cognitive functions. The bad news is that his body functions have been depressed.
There seemed to be improvement yesterday as they gave him medication to stimulate his brain. While he couldn't open his eyes or move much, he was able to nod "yes" to questions. We left the hospital last night somewhat optimistic.
This morning we come back to find he has pneumonia, so the tube won't come out any time soon. He's also not very responsive.
Not sure how this is playng out, but I'm glad I didn't let the Queen Of The World come here by herself.