My Great Grandmother's Death

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Q: I had a great grandmother pass away just this past August. She was staying in a not so good nursing home, with barely any help...She was 93 years old. She was loved dearly. Any how, I got a phone call at home and me and my mother and granny rushed to the hospital. After hours of waiting, the doctor came in and told us she had little chances of surviving. Now he said that she may have had a stroke, (may have?). They did a scan of her brain, and her brain was shifted, I guess. I was so hysterical that I don't quite remember the exact words, but I'm positive he said something like .4 cm to the left, the brain was shifted. When we first arrived, she was vomiting up stomach bile, (the yellow stuff, sorry I'm only 17.) The only thing I want to know is, why she had a bump on the front of her forehead that wasn't there the Friday before August 8th, which I'm sure was a Monday night. (I was just with her that Friday, and she seemed fine.) Do you think that she may have fallen, and no one noticed, and she then had a brain aneurysm? Or can a stroke cause a bump at all? I just want to know, because my grandmother was cremated, and we requested a autopsy because the family didn't believe the nursing home what so ever. Sorry this is so long, but I just feel that my grandmother was dropped, and justice will never be served. Please answer my questions.

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