On the 9th of June 2019, my father, Shaikh Hanif Mustaffa had a major paralytic stroke and was admitted in the hospital on an emergency basis. On doing the MRI it was revealed that he has a major blockage in his Left brain due to which the Right side of his body has been affected. The situation was very critical then as his left brain was almost dead due to no blood supply. Being a Sunday it was very difficult for us to get a senior doctor on board to analyze his situation. It was only Allah who took control of the situation and no major harm was done to my father then. He was immediately rushed to the ICU and put on medication immediately. Due to the stroke, his speech and Right side body have been affected.
During the later half of the day, the concerned doctor visited him and gave us the following report on his present status - Due to the constant rise in his blood pressure & Sugar levels there was an immense pressure built - up on his left brain which was life-threatening. The doctor had suggested for an immediate decompression surgery which would release the pressure from the brain. The on-building pressure had made an adverse effect on his pupils- which got dilated. Before the pressure could build upon the organs of the body and also affect his right brain due to which he can go in COMA or his whole body can get paralyse, we had to take a call to go ahead with the surgery.
The next day, on 10th of June my father underwent the Decompressive Craniectomy surgery. This is a neurosurgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to allow a swelling brain, room to expand without being squeezed. With the prayers of family, friends and all our well wishers the surgery was a success.
Post surgery he was in critical care and on Ventilator. Within 24 hours the doctor had to perform a CT Scan to check the normal functioning of the brain. Early the next morning on the 11th of June, the CT scan was conducted. On meeting the doctor he told us that the scan reports were not so good, and he was in the unconsious state till 14th June.
By the grace and mercy of Allah my father was showing positive signs of recovery and was responding to touch. His BP was on the higher side but was a normal scenario post surgery. Seeing his response during the later half of the day he was taken of the ventilator.
I sincerely want to thank each of you who have contributed towards my father's treatment financially and also for those who have shown their earnest prayers in this situation.