Massive stroke recovery prognosis

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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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 n tn Prognosis and recovery are great these days for anything they go in and remove, whether by surgery or stinting. Stinting of course much less risky than surgery, so that's preferable if they can do it that way, and at least around here in Florida, most cardiologists are also vascular specialists (although I'm beginning to question mine......
Avatar n tn t know the implication of a stroke for recovery (may require physical therapy). Medication can help strengthen the heart's contractions and reduce the heart's workload by dilating vessels. Unless your father is having severe chest pains there may be no need for an operation, but if there is valve insufficiency causing low cardiac output, then an operation may be recommended. Otherwise medication, healthy lifestyle, diet, exercise, etc.
Avatar m tn How are you? These are links about stroke recovery stories: I hope this helps. Don't give up hope. There is life after stroke. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn , my father has a brain surgery today because of the blood clot in his left brain due to massive stroke. He is 69 years old and its his 2nd stroke. The Dr said he will be bed ridden even if he is already operated. I would like to know if its really true that he will be bed ridden for the rest of his life? What we will expect after the surgery, is ther a chance of recovering back to normal? How long does it takes him to respond after surgery because right now we are still waiting him to respond.
Avatar f tn It is not at all uncommon to be extremely fatigued the first few days post stroke. What is his care team saying regarding his condition and prognosis?
Avatar f tn Hello my sister age had a massive stroke 2 weeks ago, she opened her eyes after 6 days but she is unresponsive, she stares but has no response to anything, our voices, noise etc. Dr's have said they have very little hope that she will come back but we will never ever give up. She had a heart attack and stroke, and I do believe she is fighting as she is still with us when we were told she would not survive one day. We are continuing to talk to her and play her favorite music.
Avatar n tn My 71 year old mother had a massive stroke on Jan 7, 2007. Nine days after she had a double bypass and valve replacement heart surgery. The stroke has impacted her left side (her arm and leg). She is now in rehab. She is still has a hard time standing up. We would like to know whether she can ever walk again.
Avatar m tn Sorry about your girlfriends stroke, I don't know much about thalamic strokes but I read a book that may be of some help.."Teaching me to run" by Tommye-K. Mayer who also wrote "One-Handed in a Two-Handed World" . I believed she also suffered a thalamic stroke.
438204 tn?1254077248 s thought she had suffered massive heart attack or massive stroke. Her prognosis was not good. She came around but is still not sure what is reality and what is fiction. They have since ruled out stroke and heart failure as she has liver failure and had a bleed in her stomach. She is already at stage 4 Kidney failure and has been for a couple of years and her health has deteriorated the past few months to the point we were expecting something big like this to happen.
Avatar n tn It is true few patients do recover fully or partially depending on the cause and the severity of the condition and it may take couple of weeks or months for recovery. Your attending physician can better discuss about the prognosis keeping in mind the evaluation and daily prognosis. Treating the cause and active physical therapy is more important. For more info on treatment aspects, click this link Hope he gets better soon.
Avatar m tn Hello all. My 37 year old boyfirend had a massive stroke on Feb. 1. I should first say that we dont know how much time laspe between the time he had the stroke and when he was found. He recently lost about 50 lbs and has always been very active with different sports. He is a heavy drinker. He also has had high blood pressure or a very long time. He is awake not talking because He has a trek in his throat. Most days he is responsive he apears to know who we all are.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thank you for your question. I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
438204 tn?1254077248 s thought she had suffered massive heart attack or massive stroke. Her prognosis was not good. She came around but is still not sure what is reality and what is fiction. They have since ruled out stroke and heart failure as she has liver failure and had a bleed in her stomach. She is already at stage 4 Kidney failure and has been for a couple of years and her health has deteriorated the past few months to the point we were expecting something big like this to happen.