My brother called this morning to tell me our sister (age 45) has had a massive stroke and is in the neurological unit, she collapsed at work the Dr's removed a blood clot from her brain. I am beside myself, i am from the UK and just sent off for a new passport 2 weeks ago as our mom has Alzheimers and is getting worse, the passport I'm told takes 4-6 weeks to get back to you so I can't get there, I called the embassy to get an emergency passport and they said as i had an old passport they can do nothing, they are calling me back tomorrow though to see what they can do. I did call the neuro unit in the UK but they said they couldn't tell me much, i had to talk to her husband which I did, he is in pieces. my sister has moved a little he said, not in a coma but the Dr's said she is "sleeping" but cannot wake up. Does anyone know anyone who has had a massive stroke??? I have been scouring the web and there are different opinions, my brother told me the Dr's said it does not look good and she may not survive the night, well it's 7AM over there and no phone call yet so i'm praying she is still ok. Her husband and my brother are with her. My mom has Alzheimers but still knows who we all are but she knows nothing about what has happened to my sister, we have not told her. apparantely my sister had two small strokes last week, one on Friday she passed out in her car and had a small crash, my mind is going back and forth, did she go to the hospital then, I don't know from the phone call as me and my brother was so upset but he managed to tell me of the accident. why the heck was she at work today, this is where she fell down and lost conciousness. I am so upset, I am alone, my husband is at work and will be working shifts so won't be back until Weds morning but he has been on the phone with me when he can. Does anyone know anything about strokes? thank you.