Hope hospital acute stroke unit

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Avatar f tn Hi there, I was discharged from a stroke unit in the uk yesterday after having a mini ischaemic stroke which I was frombolised for. When I was first admitted my troponin levels were at 365, dropping to 190 over a 4 day period. I'm unsure of the level now but I imagine it's lower. But I know healthy people are supposed to have no reading. I'm a 29 year old, otherwise healthy female - no drinking smoking or drugs. No history of strokes in the family.
Avatar f tn She just currently arrived home from being in an acute mental health unit for 6 weeks. She is just starting to get her memories back. She was not even sure who I was for a short period of time. She now remembers me and most of our memories that we have shared through the years. She still does not know her husband. The doctor she was seeing at the health unit says that she suffers from manic depression.
Avatar f tn did my dad have another major stroke while in the second acute hospital? Does acute infarct on an MRI mean that the infarct happened within 1-7 days prior? The hospital wants to use my dad to write up in a medical journal as they stated his double stroke was unusual. But I am not sure what they mean. Thanks for any input you can provide.
Avatar n tn s condition sounds similar to mine, when he was discharged from acute rehab unit of the hospital. We continued with physical, speech and occupational therapy home visits through a private agency. Are home visits for therapy an option for you? I found that though the scheduling was erratic for these home visits, it gave us both something to work from.
Avatar m tn We were referred to the adult unit because there is no hospital in our state that handles pediatric liver transplants, and she was approximately six months from being 18. On the day we were to meet with the transplant team to begin the screening process to get her on the list she was extremely ill. When we arrived, they admitted her to the hospital and the decision was made to proceed to transplant immediately.
Avatar f tn The problem in this case is that because the ICU/CCU unit she was transferred , wants us to transfer her to an acute care long term hospital. I guess thats because while they admit that she is stable, for all intents and purposes right now, they are no longer giving the Mannitol to reduce brain swelling. . That coupled with the fact that she is still totally unresponsive ( still), has led them to be almost rude and forceful with my sister re: my mom.
Avatar n tn He spent 21 days in the hospital between the stroke unit and rehab unit. He is slowly regaining use of his hand, can squeeze a sponge. His leg is stronger and he has no problem tackleing stairs and such. He is going to outpatient rehab 3 times a week. My concern is his personality. At times he seems totally like he was before the stroke and other times he acts a little wacky, like he's not all there. It seems the more active he is thru out the week the more normal he is by Friday.
Avatar n tn she just got out of the hospital, they ran emg,mri, doplers, ct scans, no signs of stroke, they said no nerved damage! they could not find anything. This is UN-real,,, 4 years ago she had Morton's nurroma sugery on right middle toe, then less than a year later she had both right and left hips totally replaced. She has had back and hip pain every since she had the surgeries. Now she woke up last week and was totally Numb from the knee down. she is walking with a drop foot.
Avatar n tn My 77 year old mother had a mild stroke that left her left side affected. While in the CCU unit in the hospital, she became restlest, 5mg injections where issued on 3 seperate occasions within 36 hours . the last after she was moved into a private room out of CCU. 10 hours after the last injection she fell into a deep sleep (Coma Like) state. CT scans done after this found this was not caused from another stroke.
Avatar m tn If you see a mental change in your family member and the CT scan is ok make sure their sodium levels are fine, and ask for a copy of their recent labs. Don’t let the hospital push them out before they are ready. With a stroke, the sooner you get rehab the better, but rehab wont be of any use if they have other medical conditions being ignored. My mom has come a long way in 3 months.
Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar m tn My Mom had a massive stroke on 10/7/14 and was awake for a while, enough for all of us to get to the hospital (she was currently in the hospital for blood treatment). She was having her stroke and trying to communicate to us, etc, and it was really difficult to watch.. as well to write this :( She then fell asleep... what we though was sleeping, but she was really falling into a coma. We were told she would never wake up.
3114135 tn?1341897888 felt like stroke on left side, lost ability to move, felt drunk, lost feeling in bottom half of face
Avatar n tn None of 3 Doctors diagnosed stroke but felt it was compressed disc or pinched nerve.For 1 week now he is in a stroke rehab unit in a wheelchair with catheter and very little speech and some disorientation,MRI and Cat scan and Doppler all show negative results.Is there any possibility that there could be another diagnosis that is being missed?
1431003 tn?1283341073 Still not passed his swallow test though. When I left him at the hospital the night of the stroke he could still move his left arm and leg quite well but now nothing. He is only 56 does not smoke or drink and quite fit and very active. He was very sleepy for the first 3 days but yesterday was more alert and was in very high spirits talking about the things and places he wants to go and see. It breaks my heart to think that this might not come true.
619439 tn?1282094079 Stayed my first night on the adult psychiatric unit.
Avatar f tn He is still very aware and conscious. Is there hope or rehabilitation for pons stroke patient and what advise can you give the family. He is being considered for home care facility.
1544968 tn?1548521929 On my way to work, I have been late. While trying to catch my train, I have experienced the first asthma attack in my whole life. Scary. I do not like to attract so much attention like I did just by grasping for breath during rush our at the main train station. Weird. Docs at hospital told me I should exercise more, drop weight, reduce stress and stop 'burning the candle at both ends'. Great advice. Guys, I know that!
Avatar n tn My son just came home from the hospital after having a problem with his o2 sats dropping. He had to be transfered from the surgical center to the Hospital peds unit to have Ped RN with acute resp experience available The doctor gave us a prescription for apap/codeine elixer to take for pain. I read that codeine relaxes smooth muscles and that will cause his trachia to soften possible to the point of collaping. Has anyone used codeine before without problem. I am leary aabout giving it!!!
Avatar n tn Acupuncture treatment, used in its aftermath and recovery period can also be used in the acute phase. In recent years a large number of shows, stroke acupuncture treatment time is very important, no matter what type of stroke should seek early treatment. In addition, some recent acupuncture workers started to attach importance to the cause of stroke and certain mental obstacles to the treatment of mental disorders.
Avatar f tn Weakness, confused speech, etc, as you describe, may be related to a vascular event such as a stroke. CT heads are good in the acute phase particularly if you are concerned about bleeding. However, they are not sensitive in identifying strokes in the acute phase. I would recommend that your friend have an MRI of her/his brain to evaluate further. Additionally, does your friend have any medical history, neurological history of seizures, etc, history of low back pain?
Avatar n tn For anyone that has had a family member, friend, loved one that has had this kind of stroke and or any doctors that can give us any information, hope, and direction. If you have any information,please email us ***@****. Thank you in advance!
Avatar n tn The reason symptoms improve is that the remaining brain picks up the slack. Another reason is that in the acute stages of the stroke, there is often some swelling (edema) in the region and that goes away after a while. But the damage that is done doesn't correct itself. Therefore, an MRI (or CT scan) should continue to show the damaged area forever. One comment though: the appearance of the lesion changes somewhat as the lesion ages (but after a few weeks, it stays essentially the same).