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I am sorry he is in the ICU
there are medications for parkinsons like Sinemet (levodopa/carbidopa) which can help
and pramipexol which can help with parkinsons disease.
if they think it is parkinsons, they should try some parkinsons medications and see if he gets better. parkinsons patients often get better with medications.
1 year is a long time. has he had a brain MRI scan with IV contrast? what did that show? I would get the results of his brain scan. I would be happy to look at them for you.
what about a brain CT scan with IV contrast and CT angiogram to check the blood vessels of his brain
his symptoms sound more like he may have had a stroke at some point injuring the central part of his brain.
patients with stroke with lack of blood flow to the brain injury can often decline very quickly.
if it was just a neurological disease like parkinsons, this can be treated.
he can try parkinsons medications, but I bet it will not help him.
it sounds like his prior strokes have injured parts of his brain which help control breathing.
you are welcome
best of luck to you and him
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