Stroke brain stem

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Avatar f tn My 74 yr old mum suffered a brain stem stroke after a bilateral knee operation of 16 April this year. The sad thing is she had suffered arthritis for many years. And this year when both legs gave way there was no choice but to do a knee replacement . The orto surgeon suggested bilateral. Mum was so looking forward to being independent again.
5621588 tn?1371086206 Hi, my name is Adam and I recently had a brain stem stroke. (About 2 weeks ago) I lost my ability to eat and my right side is fairly numb. I'm 35 years old from upstate NY. I know now after reading up on brain stem strokes that I am lucky to even be alive. I also suffer from pretty sever anxiety and panic attacks, which doesn't go very well with being a stroke survivor, as the symptoms of my panic attacks often mimic stroke symptoms.
Avatar n tn how much chances of recovering if blood is clotted in brain stem an heart is functioning normally?
Avatar n tn My father is 72 years old and had a brain stem stroke 9 days back. He is in ICU for last 9 days and is in coma state. The doctors have put him on ventilator, his effort for respiration is 15 percent and rest is on ventilator. the doctors have told that he has got severe brain stem damage. when doctors do pinch his legs or feet to check the reflexes, he moves his leg. when initially he got stroke that was accompanied with cardiac arrest. but the doctor immediately handled that part.
Avatar m tn The doctor told my mom that she could either have the trach put in or allow them to take out the breathing tube which may cause him to choke on his mucus and die. My question is, is there any hope? From what I read he has had a brain stem stroke but we are hoping something can be done so that possibly he gain back the ability to speak and breathe.
Avatar f tn My husbandf took me to the hospital and after ct scans and MRI I was told I had a stroke. I fel blessed tho, I ahve no lasting affects accept bouts of being dizzy and headaches. I am frustrated tho because my questions have not been answered. Why did I have this. My cholesteral is ok, my arteries are ok. The doctors don't have any answers. Ok I do need to lose 20lbs well now 10 and my blood pressure was borderline which I am taking medication for.
Avatar f tn What they found to be the cause of the damage to the brain stem was that in the artery leading to her brain stem, there was a break in the wall, which led to bleeding into the tissue around it (blood clotting was being release through the break). The doctors then gave her on a blood thinner, which as of right now, has stopped the blood from bleeding into the tissue.
Avatar n tn my husband is sufferng from this brain stem stroke since 11 months he is havig huge bed sores ,treacheostomy, gastroentronomy. what type of treatmet should we give him for his cure.
Avatar n tn My brother, who's 55, recently suffered a Brain Stem stroke. At this time, he's unable to eat & has a feeding tube in his stomach. He has trouble swallowing. He has no sense of hot/cold on his left side. This is not his first stroke, but the first was a different type & only affected his right side with a tingling sensation. I guess my question is what can he expect for the future? Once these areas are affected, will they ever come back? Can anything be helped with rehab?
Avatar n tn Doctors really tell us nothing but that it will all come in time----is 2 months in too early to tell especially with the setbacks. Has anyone had a loved one with a brain stem stroke ? I was told that most brain stem strokes are fatal and that finding her alive was a miracle. My mom is only 60 had this stroke as a result of a blood disorder and after having surgery and 40 stitches on her nose.
1268901 tn?1270418306 My dad had a Brain stem stroke 3 years ago at the age of 51. After 3 years, he now just has his dizzy spells, so he is still in his wheelchair. He walks around his house, and if there are a few steps into someones house, he will use 2 cans to get up them, but then back into the chair he goes. He walks on a tredmill at home everyday, but he really wants to get back to walking again. Even with a cane, he wouldn't mind!
Avatar n tn Depression is a frequent result of brain stem stroke (and most other stroke locations, too) and antidepressants are a useful therapy. You can help by treating him in exactly the same way you did before the stroke. He still has most of his faculties and his personality probably has not changed, he is now locked inside this uncooperative body. Tell him about family and national news and help him to express opinions as he will have done before.
Avatar m tn I suffered a Brain Stem Stroke about 10 days after recieving the Anthrax vaccine-could there be a connection? any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn My 92 year old mother suffered a stroke a few days ago. It involved the brain stem. At first she was able to squeeze our hands and try to talk but the next day that stopped. CT scan showed serious damage. We were told she would never talk, open her eyes or anything again. We removed her breathing mask as she had a DNR in place and hospice took her home this very day obviously to pass.
Avatar n tn My 26 year old niece had a brain stem stoke on Dec 29, 2007. She required brain surgery to remove a clot that was on the brain stem. Although she has survived the surgery I was instructed she wil never be the same and I am now seeing the lost and blank stare in her eyes. Her left side has been effected as well as speech and attention span. She has been removed from life support and now has a PEG.
Avatar m tn My husband suffered a Brain stem stroke July 2007.. At the age of 29. He is doing very well. He has had follow up MRI since. There still shows a very small spot of blood on the MRI. Each time it is smaller. Is this normal 1 year later?? Will it go away? Also, The affects have left him with a crossed right eve. It now comes out to the center but not further? Any suggestions to retrain?
Avatar n tn had so called mild brain stem stroke around 28 jun 2007 live in the netherlands am american citizen results double vision poor balance age 63 1 week after hospital release vision cleared about 95% balance still 75% all tests good crt, ekg, sonar around neck etc. found 2cm stenosis in left arm in artery (arteriol schorosis??
Avatar f tn As my father is affected by Acute Brain Stem Infarct (Pontine Stem Stroke) which has all the vital functions like breathing, swallowing, sleeping, thinking, movements etc. He got the stroke on 2nd Mar 2012 and now he is able to breath by himself. Swallowing is not properly done, so Ryle's tube is inserted through the nose for his feed. He is not able to move and he is bed - ridden. On 26th Mar 2013 he vomited some black particles through the Treacheostomy tube.
Avatar f tn My 57 year old husband had a brain stem stroke 5 weeks ago and it is centered in his reticular activating centre. After 4 weeks he could not wake up for any significant periods of time so the doctor decided to try Dexidrine to increase his periods of wakefulness. He is now awake for longer periods of time but is not very alert or responsive. It seems to me that he was more alert in the short periods of awakeness that he had before starting on the medication.
Avatar n tn My 33-year old husband had a brain stem stroke in Dec. 07. He is still in inpatient rehab. in FL but they have done all they can for him. He can talk most of the time, can move his head, and some movement in fingers, wrists and toes. I am looking for the BEST inpatient rehab in the COUNTRY for brain stem stroke to help him recover even more. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn My husband had a brain stem stroke two and a half years ago. He has recovered well physically but still suffers from vertigo 24/7. This is debilitating. There appears to be no medication to help with this. Can anyone offer the hope that this vertigo may stop with time? He is unable to work because of it and gets very tired very easily, as you can imagine.
Avatar n tn This has resulted in low CSF pressure. Now I have a lesion on my brain stem of unknown origin. It is not due to a tumor nor a stroke. I go into full breathing paralisis, double vision, slurred speach and hallucinations. Could doing a C Laminectomy help to stop the deteration of the stem? Is there any treatment for me and will this eventually kill me? Did the CSF leak cause this lesion and will it eventually kill me? Thank You, S. Gardner Dear S.
Avatar n tn I wanted to ask a doctor or neurologist, what the future looks like for stem cells and treating not only recent stroke victims, which is important, but also long time stroke victims and brain regeneration. There seems to be promise to have stem cells treat damaged/dead parts of the brain, and have regrowth of these areas. Any professional opinions on the subject besides just what we hear in the news?