My dad was diagnosed with Central Pontine Myelinolysis last month. At the time he was experiencing paralysis from the neck down and the neurologist told me, " It is unfortunate that your father did not pass when the stroke occured." The problem I have is that he is 65 years old he doesn't have any existing medical conditions other than high blood pressure. He doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, is not overweight, and has mainly only had one major medical problem in his life which was diverticulitus in the mid 90's. By all my research it seems that most people if not all diagnosed with this have had other existing conditions, mainly alchoholism. Any idea of what may have caused this, any suggestions on better understanding this, or why the neurologist would have told me that he has no hope to live seeing as he is moving EVERY part of his body now, eating regular food, talking, and seemingly recovering after I almost pulled the plug?View Thread
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