Wow thanks for replying so soon.
I haven't been able to sit in on any of the meetings with the Docs or Surgeons so it has been hard to hear it from my cousins who are trying to recite all the info they are hearing.
Anyway, today, they were able to take some of the tubes out of my uncle and he is starting to open his eyes and look around , albeit, with a dazed look. He every so often also tries to grab hold of the bars and lift himself up. He has not yet spoken though and wanted to see if anyone here knows much about stroke patients and if its normal not to talk straight away.
The main concern now apparently is of infection, for which he already has a minor chest infection. But they are saying this is normal and are hoping he starts to cough a bit and clear his chest and avoid any further infections.
From there, he might be able to leave the ICU and start some sort of recovery.