Brain stroke rehab

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Avatar n tn The physical functions return to normal once the brain edema subsides and hematoma dissolves, but sometimes if the stroke is severe it may take longer.
Avatar f tn I had a massive R brain stroke last August. I am only 52. I was a miracle. I lrft hospital ICU after 4or 5 days sent to nursing home for rehab but left AMA in early Oct. Able to walk w/o walker most of the time but balance is still impared. I cook some simple meals I do some easy household tasks. The depression is really getting me down. My husband tries very hard but I'm realizing I lrft rehab to early. So I try to help as much as I can.
Avatar n tn This is a hospital that does not have a stroke center and no real specialty stroke treatment/rehab. Rehab people are now very pessimistic regarding his recovery, but he had been making progress before. We are concerned that they let him get dehydrated in the Rehab center and this has also caused some kidney issues as of today. Has anyone had any experience with this type situation? Did clots resolve on their own?
Avatar n tn What is the process after a stroke? My mom had a bleed in the brain and took the clot out. The second surgery they removed a bone and part of her skull. She is only 50 years old and I am terrified. Since the original stroke it has been a week and one day and I am concerned. They say she is not responding to any kind of communication and I may be seeing her move as a result of spasms or reflexes. What should I do? What to expect next?
Avatar n tn As you have experienced with your father, stroke is a common and a serious condition. The way that our brain reacts following a stroke is pretty much amazing. In case of your father, regaining his abilities to walk and talk is good expected. The fact that the hand is still "paralyzed" (although I won't call it paralysis) is because the upper limb's functional use in normal individuals is very complicated.
Avatar n tn My daughter-in-law had a brain aneurism five weeks ago and is now in rehab. She sleeps approximately 23 hours a day. Would you anticipate this fatigue will disappear over time or would you anticipate this tiredness to continue? Thanks!
Avatar f tn My brother is 46 years old and had a stroke on 9-19-13 on left side of brain.My whole family is devastated.He left work early because he didn't feel right and had vision problems.His stroke happened in the waiting room of the ER in which they started the t-PA drip right away to dissolve the blood clot.From there he was transported to another hospital with a neuro dept.At that hospital we were told that he would never be the same,etc.
Avatar m tn It was a hemorhaggic stroke. The Stroke is on the terminal of the brain. He is still unconcious until now. He is in the ICU. He does not respond to pain. What should we do. We have been praying and hoping that he will wake up.
Avatar m tn They sent my wife to rehab and told us to come back to the hospital 8/12 for her final medication regimen this after a failed brain stent. A stroke on the vision part of her brain and a brain stem stroke after they sent us home the second time. We were at rehab one week and still two weeks away from our 8/12th appt when she had another brain stem stroke. 64 years young and three strokes in less than a month. Needless to say they now have her on eliquis,plavix,antipltelets and aspirin.
Avatar n tn My husband had a stroke in the right side of his brain. He had one of the worst kinds of stroke...a hemorrhagic stroke where the blood vessel bursts and leaks blood inside the brain killing the cells it touches. Doctors didn't think he'd make it. My husband is fully functioning. He talks, walks, fixes his own food, drives...just like someone that never had a stroke. He does have double vision because of the stroke.
Avatar f tn it's been a year since my mom had a stroke, she is in a rehab, but they aren't doing any rehab because they first said she was not responsive enough because she is not able to speak because her tongue is still swollen, she is still unable to speak but she do understand, I had her to write her name, she combs her hair, she will blink once for yes and twice for no, when I question the rehab staff about rehab now they tell me she had exhausted all of her rehab, I don't understand how th
11715667 tn?1420590616 Bear in mind that the brain has redundancy and with proper rehab in many cases these functions will return without stem cell treatment. I worked extensively on the rehabilitation of a 99 year old stroke patient, who regained the ability to feed herself and walk at age 102.
Avatar m tn My wife of 40 years suffered a stroke August 7th. She just started to be able to speak on Sept 9. The doctor said the swelling in the brain did NOT stop until around August 28th and said that when the swelling ended then recovery would begin. Is that correct? She is paralyzed on the LEFT side with sensation now in the left leg; none on the left arm. She has left-side neglect but that seems to have lessened slightly.
Avatar m tn The younger the better for recovery but also depending on severity of damage by the stroke can delay the healing process. He will be very tired following a stroke and doing rehab, but stimulating him to relearn what he lost will be the best you can do for him so he can have a chance at a recovery.
Avatar f tn How is your father doing? My mother had the same brain bleed (stroke like symptoms affected her speech & not using her right arm) but we elected instead of surgery to take her off Warfarin (which was thinning the blood) and let the body reabsorb the blood back into the body. She is very sleepy/doppy acting.. we thing because they put her on anti-seizure drug. Doesn't talk much & was eating with her eyes closed.
Avatar n tn Told that it will take about 6-8 for some of the blood to be absorbed by the brain and that it is normal for stroke victims to sleep more then 12 hours per day. There also risk of seizers, "but hope not". It's also common for stroke victims to suffer from OCD after the stroke. Taking walking for granted and learning to walk was the most frustrating for me. Wish you and Mom well.
Avatar n tn i actually had a portion of my cerebellum removed when i had my stroke. (the part of brain that controls balance and coordination). with ALOT of practice and repetition you can do anything!!! great motivation helps too! PATIENCE!! it just takes time. the brain is amazing.
Avatar m tn We'll my dad had lacunar stroke on right side of brain Oct 17 2013 . He is paralyzed on left side. He was walking with walker nov 2 2013 but nov 27 he got pneumonia and his heart got irregular. He had a critical troponin result that day. Now he has a half inch bed sore and he is kinda giving up. Dec 17 the rehab center suggested hospice plan ideas. Disappointing.
Avatar f tn On July 13, 1017 my father had a stroke due to a blood clot to the right side of his brain, he had some weekness but was very much alert and communicating. He was on a feeding tube. He was admitted to the rehab facility at the hospital he was admitted and was going through some physical therapy, during which he experienced another stroke (2 weeks after the first) this one was on the left side of the brain. He was intubated and pretty un-responsive for approximately 5 days.
Avatar f tn Ok so my dad suffered a stroke about 2 years ago. The cause was basically everything. Alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, etc. Prior to the stroke he was an alcoholic. A bad one. I would come home from school at 3pm and he would already be slurring his words and stumbling around. After the stroke he was a lot better. My family started calling the stroke a miracle because he recovered pretty fast, got a lot nicer, and his alcohol consumption was extremely low.
Avatar m tn You need to ask the doctor about the origin of the stroke, the right carotid artery feeds the brain but is not in the brain. Ask which cerebral artery was affected and have him/her show you a three dimensional map of the brain with the affected area highlighted. Ask about the motor and sensory homunculs maps to get a basic idea of what functions may have been affected. tPA is only given if the stroke was a clot so I am assuming that it was a bleed. Ask to see the CT scan or MRI.
Avatar f tn I cannot stress enough about how rest is for stroke recovery. After a stroke your brain has a bruise, or a dead spot. Your brain tries to re-wire around to dead spot, and does. But the best work it does is when you are asleep. The brain never sleeps. For me, right after my stroke, I had to have cat naps all day. It was not like me and I tried to fight it. But I finally realized that when I let my body told me what it needed to do, I started to recover more quickly.
Avatar f tn Hi my fiance is 46 & he had a hemorrhagic stroke on left side of the brain while at work on April 26, 2010. He never complained of headaches to me, but I could feel something was different. He luckily was working close to the hospital. He collapsed and hit his head on a piece of equipment. He had emergency surgery and they removed a bloodclot 3/4 size of baseball. Just today he opened both eyes and it was fabulous. The Dr.
Avatar f tn or reconnect new pathways after stroke damage. Since it is now almost four years after his stroke, and he did the prescribed rehab at the time, we will persevere with hope and watchful reading. Having attention paid to my question was very gratifying. Thank you again.
Avatar f tn Hello, My mom just had an ischemic stroke about 4 days ago. She moved from the hospital to a rehab hospital. My question is, she appears to be geting worse as the days go by. At first she could write her name and yesterday could touch her nose. Tonight she can't even lift her arm. How long does it continue to get worse??
Avatar n tn // Please stay in touch. Do you also get some respite care so you can get a break from care giving? Take care of YOU tool. Hang in there, I'll be thinking about you.