Stroke victims recovery time

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At least, you are not alone. Right now, my mother is staying in a stroke ward with other stroke victims. Fortunately, my family and I have been able to talk to other families. Most of them have been positive as it's their 2nd or 3rd round with their parents' stroke. They told us that it took some time but they did recover so now they are hopeful. Their parents will recover again as they have already gone through the process. I hope that this may help you there Nikita.
I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY independant...to bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
You will be amazed at how he bounces back. My husband (56 at the time) had a stroke last July and he has problems with his eyes. He has developed double vision. He, at first, was paralyzed on his left side but all that came back. He's almost back to his old self. So, chin up and smile. Although, no one knows the extent that your husband will recover you can be assured that he's on his way. Make sure you find out what kind of stroke he's had (bleed or clot) and ask about deficits...
Up to this time, we are still struggling both financially and for her recovery. She's still bedridden up to this time, and can only move her head, and a bit on her right fingers, and the rest is still paralyzed. She is in NGT and had tracheostomy. Sometimes, she made an effort to talk, and open her mouth to form words, but no voice would come out, maybe due to the trache apparatus still on her.
I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
I was wondering, if anyone has any knowledge or experience with using Botox towards their stroke recovery?! I was e-mailled some information with there has been clinical experimentation done with some stroke victims. Where Botox injections were used to help reduce or stop the stroke patients' uncontrollable spasmic muscle movements. Does anyone have any personal experience or knowledge with this sort of treatment?
Certainly the fact that I am younger than your mother has mant that the stroke has had a greater effect on my life than it will on hers, I have met other, older, stroke victims with similar disabilities to mine, who are not so terribly depressed, and lacking in hope as I am. But, please, listen to what the doctors tell you, and make the fairest decision for your mother, she is the one who will have to live with it, not you.
hi, You are not alone, I am basically in the same boat you are in, I was told that I have more of a chance having another mini, or a stroke than a person that didn't have one at all, that doesn't mean though that we will have one. We just need to take each day one at a time, and not over do it. Stroke victims and mini victims like our selves are put under alot of stress. My Doctor advised me to go to a Stress management course, I have been looking into this but haven't found one yet.
my mom, at 75, with atrial fibrulation and heart failure issues, had a massive stroke from a clot thrown from her heart. The entire right hemisphere is gray. though there isn't any more swelling yet (its been 84 hours), she has been having seizures. We don't know if she will survive the stroke much less the other issues.
Aspirin, cholestrol reducing tablets and also a stroke type tablet. We have been told to expect another stroke or possible heart attack. We have been told initialy that a CT scan was required but now have been told that he might get it tomorrow. I just feel that from what I have read that early treatment is the key to helping stroke victims but I feel that th eproper care and attention is not happening. Is there anyone reading this that can advise me on this as I am afraid for my father.
Update: My father was released from the clinic two weeks ago. Had home internation for seven days and was released from that too. He didnt lose his senses nor independance, however the stroke left us a little sequel: his ability to swallow is compromised and has a paralisis on one vocal chord. He has to go to rehabilitation to regain the ability to swallow and be able to eat normally, right now he is taking liquid food throgh the nose. He cant drink nor eat until the doctors say so.
One thing is they had my dad on dilantin from the time of his stroke until just this past month. While he was on this, he would do weird things like wanting to go home whenever he was already home. Every day he seams to get a little better. It is a long hard road, and we have been through many ups and downs, but hopefully he will continue to get better. Good luck...
I was told by his surgeon that his progress would be most effective between 6 months to one year. How to best help him? Is there any organization that helps stroke victims that perhaps I havae not heard of? Is there any hospital in the United States that specializes in rehabilation for survivors of such a stroke?
first of all, I wish your mom a speedy recovery. My husband had a stroke last year in July. He was depressed, also. As time went on he has become less and less depressed. The depression will subside once your mom starts getting back to the way she was. It may take a while. Have you talked to her doctor about getting antidepressants? That will help, too. Try to encourage her to keep doing therapy and doing excercises.
Many people have said that theses stroke victims usually do not last more than 30 days. Tomorrow will be a month. Her vitals are good. Heart rate 60, BP 108/54 and running a low grade fever. We are praying she comes out of this but the doctors all have no hope. Has anyone gone through this and had a positive result? The doctors are saying all movements that she is doing are involuntary. She has never regained consciousness. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
ie be able to speak, hear, see and eat Thanks for your help.
What is the long term prognosis for a 78 yo suffering a hemorrhage ( 4-5cm) of the basal ganglia ( right side of brain)w/ left sided paralysis (severe) , limited aphasia, obvious cognitive and memory issues? At this time the person is two weeks post stroke. The information I have come across does provide positive encouragement for rehab but does not provide time frames . For instance, if the person survives the first two weeks post stroke,will the person likely make it to the 30th day?
I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
to their diet to start. Apparently, stroke victims have a hard time with the uptake of food proteins. Next, find a doctor who will prescribe Ritalin for say, just a week to see if that will help "brighten" the patient up (20mg to 40mg depending on body weight, 12 hour time release). What I saw with my wife and others around her was that if YOU let them just sit, the stroke patient will do just that. They will do nothing to help themselves.
Hello, Sue~ Thank you tremendously for taking the time to respond to my post. Your time and help are greatly appreciated. I guess what I want to know is there hope. The doctors said they believe she is not going to recover and will never wake up. I'm not sure if this is based on the most recent CT scan 2 days ago, the fact that she hasn't awakened yet, or some number we were given that is the lowest number.
* What is the average time it takes for the brain swelling to subside? * Do stroke victims always become more alert with time or is it possible for them to stay like this forever? Thank you very much guys.
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I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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