Hope hospital acute stroke unit

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Avatar n tn They are trapped inside a body and can often understand much of what is going on without being able to respond in any way. When I worked in a hospital I would encounter stroke disabled unresponsive patients who were treated like pieces of meat and when I would whisper in their ears "blink your eyes rapidly twice if you can understand me" the eyes would often blink twice. DON'T GIVE UP!
Avatar n tn Mom was in ICU for several days before being transferred to a rehab unit. Mom was in the hospital for 1 month, and ironically was discharged on "Independence" Day. We went through it all. The thrashing, brain swelling, feeding tube, PICC line, etc.. And, my Mom also pulled out her IV's and feeding tubes multiple times. She graduated from feeding tube, to liquid diet, to pureed, mechanical soft, and now a general diet.
Avatar n tn My dad is 76 and had a massive stroke to the left side of his brain, after the stroke he was in the hospital for 5 days and sent to acute rehab. He was there for 4 days and developed severe aspiration pnemonia and was put in ICU for 3 or 4 days and then in a regular room for about another 8 days, then Humana woud not approve him for acute rehab and sent him to a su acute rehab/nursing home where he was for 6 days.
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 Dad had a stroke 1/06/04 on the same side as your mom's but he was able to swallow and my not have been "that bad". He was in ICU for 8 days then rehab for about 6 weeks, he is now able to walk, does get tired and weak, but we are thankful he has come so far. You need to never give up hope for recovery and yes you will get frustrated (she will flip out when she is not able to get what she wants out and be very frustrated herself) and sad for the mom you have lost.
Avatar n tn She was moved from neuro-ICU to a neuro unit and now is at an acute care rehab hospital. She has gotten more and more aware of her situation. She is making progress, but it is far slower than she wants. She is still on choking precautions but has been upgraded to having her food cut small (first it was ground and then chopped, now cut). She has started to move her left leg. She goes to physical and occupational therapy several times a day.
Avatar n tn I was recently in the hospital myself for a mini stroke. My Neuroligist order that I under go physical therapy, there is a time frame, but you need to really discuss this with his Doctor, because every case is not the same, everyones body is different in the way that we react to things. Talk with your Dad and encourage him. It helped to have my family along for the ride, I was told if I didn't use it, I would lose it.
Avatar n tn My 47-year-old uncle had a stroke this Friday, 5/18. He was taken to the hospital from work via ambulance. There he was told that he had a minor stroke, and although he had some weakness on his right side and some minor speech problems he was sent home the very next day. He lives alone and my mom, other uncle and I are his only family and are 800 miles away. On Sunday, his friends went over to his house to check on him and found him in bad shape.
Avatar n tn My Dad is 76 had a massive stroke on 11/06/08, he is now in the rehab in the hospital, they tell me he can have another stroke at any time, and I see w/Robby's Dad, alot of time can go by before another one hits. I also have a bad back, I have a morphine pump in me, but I am at that hospital all the time, have yet to miss a day.
Avatar m tn 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. .
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 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 Currently, I live alone in the attic of a large house and I have a seperate heating and a/c unit from the downstairs. In the small closet where my heater is located, there is a connection to the garage (I know because I smell my brother's cigarette smoke rising up).
Avatar f tn It is an acute inflammation of the brain. It can be caused by a bacterial infection (primary encephalitis) or may be a complication of a current infectious disease like syphilis (secondary encephalitis). Sometimes, there are partial or complete blockages in the arteries that supply the brain with blood.
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547368 tn?1440545385 Please share with us your choice and than please take the time to post your thoughts. We are all in this together. As a unit, with support and understanding from one another and sharing of ideas and solutions we can help each other through this, the hardest thing I have ever done. In a week or ten days I will follow this poll with how you over came some of the challenges that we face.
Avatar n tn i to have simular steries to you all i spent 6 weeks in an acute nuro unit with what was thought seizure. stroke.tia. i am waiting to see another nuro these stories are all so simular to me i have found relif with increasing my serotonin levels with estilapram but due to spasms that will not ease i have to come off the treatment . its so frustrating and when i am less ill will post my tale to you .
Avatar f tn My daughter and I found this site over a year ago, when her dad (my ex) was in the hospital. We learned then that he had severe liver and pancreas damage from many years of drinking. He spent a week in the hospital, 2 months sober, then another year of heavy drinking. He was rushed to the ER last Thursday, and nearly died that night. He was bleeding heavily from his esophogus. He now has 7 bands keeping the veins from bleeding.
263804 tn?1451104357 He was diagnosed of stroke at the first time. He was sent to Intensive Care Unit when he was found difficulties in breathing and was given heparin for the treatment. One week later, he started restoring his functions gradually. Then he learnt how to stand, walk and talk. He nearly totally recovered after few weeks. Unfortunately, on 28 September, he suddenly felt weak and cannot move his tongue in the morning again. The next day, he could not move his right limbs this time.
Avatar m tn She didn't seem to have suffered like I did. But her mom was in the hospital back then i think she had it too. Hope my family have had this before I don't want to infect them.
Avatar n tn My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
429949 tn?1224695179 I was at 4 hospitals. That last hospital I was at was the best at that was Rush hospital in Chicago were is still get treatment for my MS. They decided to do the brain biopsy in July of 04, which was before my 2nd attack. I think they decided to do it because I was in pretty bad shape in a sense, I wasn't really changing for the better and they couldn't figure out why my mental state was so messed up.
Avatar n tn Getting angioplasty and a stent to hold open a narrowed artery didn’t offer any extra protection against a heart attack, stroke, hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome (the umbrella for heart attack and unstable angina), or premature death. The only big differences were in freedom from angina and the need for follow-up procedures. After one year, 66% of those who underwent angioplasty were free from angina, compared with 58% of those on medical therapy.
Avatar dr m tn Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D., author of Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Liponis, and Mary Shomon. www.doctorstevenpark.
280418 tn?1306329510 ADEM( acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis), inflammation of the brain and or spinal cord is an acute illness that bears a striking resembleance to MS and is sometimes indistinguishable in the acute stage, as was the case with me! It does the same kind of damage to the myelin sleath as MS does, but the difference is it is a monophasic(one time) illness and rarely has recourances.
147426 tn?1317269232 I was almost bedridden for a good portion of the first 4 years suffering from daily dizziness, nausea, poor balance with a lot of falls, and the worst fatigue I had ever suffered. I had trained in a huge county hospital and regularly spent 36 hours straight on my feet. The fatigue with vertigo is worse!! Three years ago one morning I was putting on my shoes and socks and realized I couldn't lift my R leg onto the other to put my sock on. I could barely lift it off the ground.
Avatar f tn It does say it can lower your immunity but I will say that I work in a hospital with many sick people with multiple infections (pneumonias, bacterial infections, etc) and I have been able to stay relatively infection free--except for 2 colds. Also a possible major concern like you mentioned is liver damage--my doctor said that is relatively rare. I suppose it is all "relatively rare" until YOU get it.
190559 tn?1280615967 I am wondering if this was what triggered her big emotional reaction that landed her in the first psychiatric hospital. The current psychiatric hospital has an endocrine doc on staff who has done SOME thyroid blood tests and is trying to stablize our daughter's correct thyroid dosage, but they have commented that it would be best if an endocrine specialist direct the correct tests (which might mean more than just tests for the thyroid).
Avatar n tn i'm allergic to wasp and bee stings, so i had several epipens i used to get me to the hospital ER. the ER doc told me that aqllergic reactions to this drug are quite common and i was damm lucky i had access to the epipen as it probably saved my life. this same pain doc then put me on a "new drug" called called trileptol. samething. after the first dose i had a severe allergic reaction. out came the epipen again. i changed pain docs, after the second visit to ER.