Massive stroke recovery prognosis

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my stepfather had a massive stroke nov 5 or 7th of this year . i am scared for him. my situation is alot stiicken than most of you. unfortunatly he is in a correctional faclities. and their is sticken limits to be with him. as much as we wish. we dont know much about him we know it was a clot to his arties on his i belive right side he have heard one thing then another we heard he has brain trama but dont know how much of the brain is affected he is parolized on his right side.
While my husband was in recovery, the carotid clotted, broke off and caused a massive stroke. To further complicate matters, when that happened, there wasn't any blood flow to the brain because of the right side being already clotted off. My husband isn't waking up. My question is..will he ever wake up or will he be a vegetable?
My mother had a massive stroke. The Drs said it was the type of stroke that is fatal. 4 days later she is starting a very soft diet, physical therapy, and speech therapy. The stroke hit the left side of her brain and was bleeding. She is gaining little feeling in right leg, can move head to right(slightly) and attempting to talk. She responds by hand squeezing and smiles as well as slight laughter. She remains in ICU but we are looking for nursing home.
Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
My 77 year old mother has a massive ischemic stroke 14 months ago which resulted in hemiplegia (left side paralysis) and left side neglect. Despite poor prognosis she made some progress in the first 6 months (was able to stand with assistance) and the physios were expecting further substantial recovery in her leg but not the arm. She then got a urine infection, syncope, and prognosis of possible lung caner.
Hi, my 37 year old boyfriend had a ruptered brain anyerysm leading to a massive stroke. He was in ICU for 3 months in a medicated coma. He is know in a dump of a nursing home as he has no insurance. Anyway he is paralyzed on the right side of his body, he can carry normal conversation but all he want to do is sleep. My question is, will he ever be able to walk or use his arm or go to the bathroom by himself? Will we ever have intimacy? If anyone can help me. i really need some encouraging words!
Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What internet sites/forums do you consider best for stroke patients? There are at least 15 out there. Please describe the area using pictures/scans that were affected by the stroke. What functions would normally be affected by a stroke in that area? How large is the penumbra? If you say that the strokee will not recover, what is the clinical reason behind that diagnosis?
Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
How is your father doing? My father had a massive stroke in December of 2007. After 5 days we had a peg tube inserted and so I can relate to the things that you are having to deal with. I wish you the best and would like for you to share any progress or comments.
A few days ago they were planning to put a gastric feeding tube in her stomach but she suffered a massive stroke and the hope for recovery is little to none. She also had a clot in her left leg that the vascular doctor decided to not remove because it won't benefit her at this point. Before the second stroke my mother asked not to be resuscitated in the event of a heart attack or respiratory failure.
I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
My 76 year old cousin is in hospital now after suffering a massive stroke she is unable to swallow and is paralysed on the right side. She has a saleine drip and nothing else can anyone tell me what the prognosis is for her.
Hi, I posted a while back. My dad survived a massive stroke 4 weeks ago. However, against all the odds, and after being told he had only hours to live he has survived. He is bed ridden but very 'with it' although sleepy at times. He seems to have no signs of life on his left side and obviously the question is does this mean that it is like this for ever. My dad says that his left arm and leg are plastic and he doesn't like to acknowledge that they are actually there.
my 53 yr old father had a massive left side brain stroke 4 months back. He is diabetic with high BP problem. He also underwent angioplasty 5 yrs back and has stent in his heart artery. Following the angioplasty operation, he was on a blood thinning medicine. When the artery ruptured in his brain, the blood spread rather than to get clot giving him a major brain hemorrhage. After the stroke, he has right side paralyzed. now opens his eyes but has no cognizance.
As you probably already know 2 strokes are never the same but what I can tell you is my sister had a massive stroke over 2 months ago then another one at the hospital, she was not expected to survive the night, the neurosurgeon said he had never seen someone have a massive stroke on the left side then another massive stroke on the right side of the brain and gave a very grim prognosis, she was unconscious for days and we never knew if she would ever wake up, when she did she was unresponsive t
At first they thought it was a massive stroke and that she would soon pass away. However after some scans they concluded that there was no bleeding and therefore wasnt a stroke. Upon further investigation it seems it was, afterall a stroke. Being a registerd Registered Div II Nurse and Div I Nursing student, i did some research and found that she has quite possibly had a Left hemishpere stroke as she presents to be asphasic with right body paralysis.
Hi, as he has been through a massive stroke, it is difficult to comment on his prognosis. His recovery will depend on his present vital status and if all the vital organs are good. His treating doctors will be able to give you a better input, please concur with them. Good luck with his recovery. Regards.
My 56 year old sister has a massive stroke on monday may 2-2011. Her son found her on the floor when he got home from work. we don't know how long she was there before he got home. It took the EMC another hour to get there and transport her to the hospital. They told us she had massive brain damage to the full left side of her brain and she has not use of the right side. Her eyes were open and unrespionsive on monday. She had several seizures that day.
does anyone know what the recovery time is for this type of stroke and the prognosis? we have done alot of praying and the doctors can't tell us anything. they want us to give up on her and place her in long term care...but we plan to bring her home and give her the love and attention she needs along with therapy...
My mother had a massive stroke when she was visiting mein USA. Her right side is pralyzed and she also lost her speech. I'd like to bring her back to Chennai, India and continue her rehab treatment (physical, occupational and speech therapies) at Chennai. Can someone help me with information on hospitals & places that provide in-patient rehab services for stroke patients in Chennai, india?? Also, share with me your experiences with these facilities.
My Dad had a massive bleed stroke about five days ago. He had been on Kumadin and was getting over pneumonia and I think, with all that coughing he caused some bleeding in his brain and cuz of the Kumadin it got out of hand for the last few days he has been having short verbal responses, but with excellent Syntax.
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HI Molly23, my father is at hospitalize the a also with a hemorrhagic stroke . His prognosis isn't as positive as your father. However, at my father's hospital there is a Patient Advocate that you can contact about your concerns. Also, check to see if the hospital has a certified Stroke Unit if not maybe you can have your father located to another facility if you are unhappy with the care. I hope these suggestions help. Best Wishes during these very difficult times. .
i am looking for people that had a massive stroke with a not so good prognosis. Also, i did have one neurologist tell me that he wold hold onto hope if this were his mother, despite all other poor prognosis. Do you think this is a good sign? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1001045'>Stroke Recovery and Trachea Weaning</a>.
The prognosis depends on the underlying cause and the treatment thereof but I don't know the implication of a stroke for recovery (may require physical therapy). Medication can help strengthen the heart's contractions and reduce the heart's workload by dilating vessels. Unless your father is having severe chest pains there may be no need for an operation, but if there is valve insufficiency causing low cardiac output, then an operation may be recommended.
P 2month ago,a week later he recovered but was having blurred vision.two days later he again had a massive stroke after which he is unable to see from both eyes & he is in state of shock so whenever we ask him something he is not able to answer dat & repeat the same words.doctor's say's it will take about 8-9 month for his recovery but not so sure about it.rest he is ok but iam really concern about his vision & his mental status.can he recover totally?
Outcome of patient after brain hemorrhage or bike accident depends on age and severity of injury like greater the age and severe the stroke, whether graded by neurological score or extent of hemorrhage on imaging, are both associated with increased case fatality and poorer functional outcomes. Each case has to be taken individually. Normally patient who survive such massive hemorrhage, develop some kind of new talent.
Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part. Now he should be on aspirin and nerve medications like Lyrica to quiet down the inflammation. Any risk factors like diabetes and hypertension need to be controlled. And he should continue with his physical therapy.
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