Can stroke victims hear

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Avatar n tn Although you often hear that the majority of recovery for stroke victims is seen within the first six months, I feel there is always hope. New advances and research are taking place and have now proven that the brain can make new "pathways". I have read reports that state even though damaged brain cells cannot be replaced, that unaffected brain cells can take over some functions of the destroyed cells. Has your mom continued physical therapy?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Hi copperline, sorry to hear about your father having stroke. Hope he is doing well now? With your words, i feel he is not being attended at a stroke center. This is a medical emergency requiring advanced and skilled care, so he needs to be attended by a Nerophysician/Neurosurgoen for better evaluation and treatment. Has CT and MRI brain been done to know the cause of stroke and is his blood pressure under control? Depending on the cause the treatment is to be initiated.
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Avatar m tn My Dad had an ischemic brainstem stroke 5 weeks ago, he is 67. I am aware that a stroke in this area can be fatal as this area of the brain controls breathing etc. My Dad can breathe an cough on his own. He has not opened his eyes since the stroke (on occassions they open half way). He will answer commands on occassions by nodding but this tends to fluctuate. My Dad has lots of movements in his body, especially his left side, right side is improving.
Avatar n tn While he is not in the therapy he must be positioned appropriately in the bed or chair (it makes a huge difference).
Avatar n tn 2 months ago she suffered a severe parieto-occipital hemorrage (on right side). I had read about Ritalin as a possible awareness medication for stroke victims. I talked to the neurologist about it, and he has used it in the past. She has been on a tiny dose of Ritalin for about 2 days now.
Avatar n tn There are a thousand reasons why the enteral feeding tubes should not be used, but the alternative is a meticulous nursing care most are not prepared to give. Many stroke victims have disturbed circadian rhythyms, and are only able to swallow at odd hours of the night. If this meets a 2 A.M. feeding, my little sweety pie feeds at 2 A.M. There are different kinfds of strokes and varying degrees of damage.
Avatar f tn So, right there should tell yo the docs don't really know. Your dad can heal for months or even years after the stroke. DO NOT...I repeat...DO NOT let the docs get you down. It may seem bleak and hopeless at first but once your dad starts healing things will look brighter. My husband couldn't move his left side at first and he had swallowing problems...all that improved and the only thing he really has a problem with now is double vision which prism glasses help with that.
Avatar f tn I just say what can I do about my arm and hand swelling and they reply its normal with stroke victims because it is not being used as much. I am always using my hand and arm as much as I possibly can which it is getting hard to use because the swelling is so bad and it always hurt. I have 4 children 1 year old the youngest and it is hard to even change the babies diaper. Does anyone have this problem and know what can be done about it?
Avatar f tn Please read on, because my hope is to share valuable information to caregivers of stroke victims, whether you believe in God or not. I am fortunate that my husband was at home with me, and that I was able to immediately recognize that he had had a stroke and then called 911, time is of the essence with any stroke.
Avatar n tn The sooner rehab starts the better. Also if they can find out what caused her stroke, so that steps can be made to prevent any more strokes. I had a stroke 17 months ago, complete paralysis on my left side. I am able to care for myself, walk, cook, drive, work, most of the usual things. Useful movements in my leg, arm & hand improve all the time. So there is definitely hope.
Avatar n tn But it's very hard, I am very close to my mom and was pregnant at the time, she has been able to interact with my son. She can only open her eyes and sometimes we don't know if she can see but we think she can hear us because she responds with blinks. It is just really getting harder as the 1 year mark approaches and it's good to hear that some people take longer to recover.
Avatar m tn Some of the physical disabilities that can result from stroke include paralysis, numbness, inability to perform movements, difficulties carrying out daily activities, appetite loss, speech loss vision loss, and pain.With good rehabilitation patients have been known to continue to improve for years, Successful rehabilitation depends on how early rehabilitation begins, the extent of the stroke, the survivor's attitude, the rehabilitation team's skill, the cooperation of family and friends.
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Avatar f tn hopefully that was done. if they did find out that you had a brainstem stroke see if they can do something about it-remove clot etc. also, there are stemcell research studies around with stroke victims-maybe you could become a participant? good luck though and keep us informed with what the doctor says.
Avatar n tn it is now Fri 24th and he hasn't woken yet and has no movement. Does anyone know how long it can take until a stroke victim can regain consousness? as for the bypass it went well.
Avatar n tn Doctors have told me that I need no treatment and that Thallassemia has no symtpoms. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired. I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
233616 tn?1312790796 the biggest problem with people is denial. I worked with stroke victims for years...many as a result of their diebetes. The issue is, patient takes a pill to keep BS down...patient now thinks they can eat that bowl of icecream. They negate the medications benefit enough, and they are right back to IR, and that causes more craving for sugars and carbs...comfort food...because the cells are starving in the midst of plenty.
Avatar f tn I just want to hear from others with a stroke left side.I am a nurse but I do not know everything.I want to find out more about if you think they could hear you or see you.I think some days he does see then he drifts off.It hasn't been long since the stroke but I am worried reading about how long other stroke victims take to show some good signs.Also the neuro surgeon says that the clot destroyed 30% of left side brain,speech,etc.Will my brother ever know who we are,etc.Thanks in advance.
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Avatar f tn I myself have worked in the nursing field as an aide and a med nurse for 16 years and have seen alot of stroke victims. My dad luckily was able to retire at the time mom had her stroke so he works with her everyday. They both live with me and my husband until she can go home and he can take care of her by himself. Here is the problem.
Avatar m tn Sometimes you start with a clot, take anticoagulants and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear. As to whether or not the patient can be "just like they were", the answer is "probably not", however with a caveat.
Avatar n tn Since he is highly determined, he very well could fight and show improvement. From what I have researched, stroke victims can experience everything from improvement to full recovery to very little or no recovery. From research and my experience, I believe that one of the most important therapies is support from family and friends. They need to know that they are no alone and not fighting alone. I wish you the best in your decisions.
Avatar m tn This can cause some brain damage just the way a stroke does, and sometimes, stroke victims experience something called "Pseudobulbar affect," a condition which causes extreme emotional responses to things that are usually just normal stuff. Please google that term and ask your father's doctors about it.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry to hear about your mother's medical condition. I know how debilitating HE can be and recovering from a stroke can only make things much worse. I am shocked that a member of the medical profession would tell you to "put her in an institution". Is she being seen by a hepatologist? Has she been evaluated for transplant? I personally know someone who had a stroke and recently had a kidney transplant.
Avatar n tn Hi Sorry to hear about your dad :( I have no personal experience of this exact situation but as your dad is breathing on his own I would venture to say that his living will doesn't apply as he is not on life support. If he is writing he is, at least somewhat, cognitively aware & will have his own thoughts. Recovery from stroke is a long hard road & yes, it will take years. Things may not be so good now but it is very early days in terms of stroke recovery.
Avatar f tn Which arrhythmia do you have? I know atrial fibrillation can be a source of clots that could trigger a stroke. But if you have a-fib I assume you're on medications to control it. Another general question to others out there: do hospital staff ever do EEG's for stroke victims? I thought that might be one way to check brain activity. I'm sorry you have to wait so long till you see a specialist. But if you get those symptoms again, go to the ER.
Avatar f tn Hi Sorry to hear about your sister's stroke :( Thank you for seeking information to help her. Stroke is such a horrible thing & it can happen to anyone. It's good to hear that she is improving her swallow. Does she see a speech therapist for this? Of the deficits you mentioned I think this has the priority, so that she can prevent choking & prevent aspirations into her lungs. Recovery from severe strokes is possible.