Massive stroke recovery prognosis

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Avatar f tn While my husband was in recovery, the carotid clotted, broke off and caused a massive stroke. To further complicate matters, when that happened, there wasn't any blood flow to the brain because of the right side being already clotted off. My husband isn't waking up. My question is..will he ever wake up or will he be a vegetable?
Avatar f tn My brother had a massive stroke with a bleed on the brain and brain swelling, he was on a ventilator he can't eat or talk he has nothing on his right side but his left side is functional and he is very alert holds and kisses my hand and he acts like he's trying to tell me something what r his chances of being able to eat and talk again...
Avatar f tn i am looking for people that had a massive stroke with a not so good prognosis. Also, i did have one neurologist tell me that he wold hold onto hope if this were his mother, despite all other poor prognosis. Do you think this is a good sign? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1001045'>Stroke Recovery and Trachea Weaning</a>.
Avatar n tn Hi, I posted a while back. My dad survived a massive stroke 4 weeks ago. However, against all the odds, and after being told he had only hours to live he has survived. He is bed ridden but very 'with it' although sleepy at times. He seems to have no signs of life on his left side and obviously the question is does this mean that it is like this for ever. My dad says that his left arm and leg are plastic and he doesn't like to acknowledge that they are actually there.
Avatar m tn Hi, as he has been through a massive stroke, it is difficult to comment on his prognosis. His recovery will depend on his present vital status and if all the vital organs are good. His treating doctors will be able to give you a better input, please concur with them. Good luck with his recovery. Regards.
Avatar f tn My mother had a massive stroke. The Drs said it was the type of stroke that is fatal. 4 days later she is starting a very soft diet, physical therapy, and speech therapy. The stroke hit the left side of her brain and was bleeding. She is gaining little feeling in right leg, can move head to right(slightly) and attempting to talk. She responds by hand squeezing and smiles as well as slight laughter. She remains in ICU but we are looking for nursing home.
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar f tn My 77 year old mother has a massive ischemic stroke 14 months ago which resulted in hemiplegia (left side paralysis) and left side neglect. Despite poor prognosis she made some progress in the first 6 months (was able to stand with assistance) and the physios were expecting further substantial recovery in her leg but not the arm. She then got a urine infection, syncope, and prognosis of possible lung caner.
Avatar m tn my 53 yr old father had a massive left side brain stroke 4 months back. He is diabetic with high BP problem. He also underwent angioplasty 5 yrs back and has stent in his heart artery. Following the angioplasty operation, he was on a blood thinning medicine. When the artery ruptured in his brain, the blood spread rather than to get clot giving him a major brain hemorrhage. After the stroke, he has right side paralyzed. now opens his eyes but has no cognizance.
Avatar n tn My 76 year old cousin is in hospital now after suffering a massive stroke she is unable to swallow and is paralysed on the right side. She has a saleine drip and nothing else can anyone tell me what the prognosis is for her.
Avatar n tn Neither you nor your parents can do the work for him. Progress can continue years after the stroke. Passively waiting for stroke recovery will not accomplish anything. Your parents are now enablers of his passivity. Read Peter Levines blog on cavemen and strokes. Good luck.
Avatar f tn As you probably already know 2 strokes are never the same but what I can tell you is my sister had a massive stroke over 2 months ago then another one at the hospital, she was not expected to survive the night, the neurosurgeon said he had never seen someone have a massive stroke on the left side then another massive stroke on the right side of the brain and gave a very grim prognosis, she was unconscious for days and we never knew if she would ever wake up, when she did she was unresponsive t
Avatar n tn I am only looking for info as my mother has just suffered a massive stroke to the right side of her brain (2/3) which, of course, has affected the right side of her body. It is severe and I was looking for information on recovery, resources, etc. Thanks.
Avatar n tn my stepfather had a massive stroke nov 5 or 7th of this year . i am scared for him. my situation is alot stiicken than most of you. unfortunatly he is in a correctional faclities. and their is sticken limits to be with him. as much as we wish. we dont know much about him we know it was a clot to his arties on his i belive right side he have heard one thing then another we heard he has brain trama but dont know how much of the brain is affected he is parolized on his right side.
374661 tn?1199911875 Hi, my 37 year old boyfriend had a ruptered brain anyerysm leading to a massive stroke. He was in ICU for 3 months in a medicated coma. He is know in a dump of a nursing home as he has no insurance. Anyway he is paralyzed on the right side of his body, he can carry normal conversation but all he want to do is sleep. My question is, will he ever be able to walk or use his arm or go to the bathroom by himself? Will we ever have intimacy? If anyone can help me. i really need some encouraging words!
Avatar n tn My brother had a massive stroke six years ago leaving limited mobility on his left side. He has worked very hard rehabilitating himself with daily exercise on excercise equipment, physical and speech therapy, or any other means he can find to improve himself. Now after six years of a daily regiment of exercise he is experiencing an increase in muscle spasms in his left leg.
Avatar n tn My Mom, who is 70, had a massive stroke 8 weeks ago. The tests did not disclose where the clot was, only that she did not have bleeding on the brain.She developed stomach bleeding 1.5 weeks after stroke (due to meds)so that had to be tended to. She did not start rehab until 4 weeks after her stroke due to having to be stablilized medically. She cannot move her right arm or leg and the therapist said there is no return for either in rehab. She also has aphasia.
Avatar m tn My mom has had a massive stroke 5 weeks ago - 75years extremely fit prior to this. She has no movement on her entire left side and has not walked or stood up since the stroke- she thinks of nothing else put the fact that she has made a poo in her nappy ( has a catahtre on)... the stroke does not seem to have affected her as much as the fact she is in a diaper... PT said that her trunk controll is the major problem ...
Avatar n tn At first they thought it was a massive stroke and that she would soon pass away. However after some scans they concluded that there was no bleeding and therefore wasnt a stroke. Upon further investigation it seems it was, afterall a stroke. Being a registerd Registered Div II Nurse and Div I Nursing student, i did some research and found that she has quite possibly had a Left hemishpere stroke as she presents to be asphasic with right body paralysis.
Avatar n tn I am 58 years old at present. I suffered a massive stroke in 1988 at the age of 38. I was a perfectly normal person till then. My stroke was due to a clot that affected my brainstem. After the stroke, I am not able to balance, walk or write. Besides, my speech is slurred, I am afflicted by diplobia and inco-ordination. Through your forum, I am looking for a professional prognosis of what to expect down the years.
Avatar m tn How is your father doing? My father had a massive stroke in December of 2007. After 5 days we had a peg tube inserted and so I can relate to the things that you are having to deal with. I wish you the best and would like for you to share any progress or comments.
Avatar f tn After the procedure she had a massive stroke o right side of brain. One day later her brain begin to swell, they took her to surgey and had to remove the entire right skull. She was sleep for 8 days on a vent. now she has a tracheostomy and is breathing on her own. Her eyes are open but not functioning. Her left side is not functioning. They said she had severe brain damage. Today she was to go to a nursing home, but they did a EEG and saw she was havjng seizures.
Avatar m tn P 2month ago,a week later he recovered but was having blurred vision.two days later he again had a massive stroke after which he is unable to see from both eyes & he is in state of shock so whenever we ask him something he is not able to answer dat & repeat the same's say's it will take about 8-9 month for his recovery but not so sure about he is ok but iam really concern about his vision & his mental status.can he recover totally?
Avatar f tn Hi, my 29 yr. old son had a massive stroke, 2 years ago. Medical tests revealed that this was caused by blockage of the carotid artery. The entire left side of his body became paralyzed. After stroke rehabiliation, and lots of after treatment, he has made some progress. He is still unable to move the entire left arm and fingers, and his left leg. His personality has changed, although he appears to have recovered about 90% of his previous cognitive ability.
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .
Avatar n tn My mother had a massive stroke when she was visiting mein USA. Her right side is pralyzed and she also lost her speech. I'd like to bring her back to Chennai, India and continue her rehab treatment (physical, occupational and speech therapies) at Chennai. Can someone help me with information on hospitals & places that provide in-patient rehab services for stroke patients in Chennai, india?? Also, share with me your experiences with these facilities.
Avatar f tn My father, 73, had a massive hemmorhagic stroke 3 weeks and 2 days ago. Within two days he was mildly responding (shaking his head yes or no, squeezing our hands, giving us thumbs up, responding to commands). We had a trach, filter, drain, and a peg tube put in.