Stroke brain stem

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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 n tn Had a Brain Stem Stroke on my right side on 08/09/07. I am still having excess hiccups when I talk or try any movement, sensitivity to light at times, having problems with determining hot and cold with my left arm, and severe vertigo problems dizziness and naseousness. I am not having much success in getting answers on what my recovery will or will not be at this point. Any suggestions on what areas I should go to try and help with my recovery?
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 Our mom, Suzanne, who is 71 had a stroke on the back of her head, on the brain stem on May 23rd 2008. All of her memory and the part of her brain that makes her who she is, is all there. Thank god! Suzanne was diagnosed with a stroke 7 1/2 hours after being rushed to the emergency room. My family and I found this a bit odd since she had every symptom of having a stroke. And we all know that it is vital to get help and diagnosed as soon as possible, when a person apperes to have had a stroke.
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 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 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 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 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 Hi everybody, My dad had a brain stem stroke 18 days ago. He is in coma. He opens his eye when we call his name. He has small movements on his leg but nothing else. He is diabetic as well with high blood pressure. Does anybody knows what sort of food would be good for him? I read some where that therapy helps. what sort of therapy? and when can they start it? is there any medicine that can help? i appreciate any suggestions. does it help talking to him?sometimes he cries.
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.
5621588 tn?1371089806 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. I'd like to find some other brain stem stroke survivors to talk to, as I always seem to have new questions each day. I have a peg tube for feeding and medicines.
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 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.
Avatar n tn my sister-inlaw suffered a brain stem stroke in April of 2004 she had surgery and the stroke affected both sides of her body she suffers from tremors and medication does little for the tremors and affects her ability to stay awake and function is their any help for her and these tremors she has trouble even moving her wheelchair due to these tremors she also suffers from double vision and was told surgery would not help because it was not an eye problem but a brain problem is there a program tha
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 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 f tn I was given a head CT and it initially showed a bleed in the brain stem, they told me I had a stroke and I was lucky to be alive. I was admitted to the ICU and scheduled to be evaluated by the Neurologist and Neurosurgeon the next morning, as well have a MRI and MRA. That was done and they then determined that it was a calcification on the brain stem and NOT a stroke.
Avatar m tn My husband (58 years old) had a brain stem stroke January 2011 due to high blood pressure. His first symptom was he couldn't swallow. We took him to the ER, only to diagnose at first with high bp. They gave him water to drink and ice cream in the ER, which of course he aspirated. They were going to send him home, but I insisted they keep him at least overnight for observation.
Avatar n tn My father also had a "pons" brain stem stroke on 29th Sept 2012. He had a tracheostomy for 1 month. Now a PEG feeding tube is inserted in his stomach for giving him liquid diet. Can swallow only 2 spoons water on his own. Full paralysis is there except for head/neck movement. Does Vital Stim really work? Is it available in India? Please share your progress thus far with us. Would really help a lotttt.
Avatar f tn What has been done and still needs to be done to prevent another stroke? 3. What area of the brain was disabled by the stroke? What functions did they cover? 4. What type, clot or bleed? Show me a 3d map. 5. How big was the penumbra? What areas did it affect? 6. What clinical trials are going on right now that the patient would be a good candidate for? 7. What treatment options have been discovered in the last 5-10 years for stroke rehabilitation?
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 n tn Brain stem strokes are the most devastating. Last Aug 31, 2008 my husband suffered a brain stem stroke. He was quadraplagic, couldnt speak or move, but was in lock in syndrome. He could think and understand everything, but couldnt communicate. He suffered from pneumonia due of aspiration into his lungs, them he suffered from bacterias and after almost three long and tortuous months, he died or better, he rest in peace. Those were the longest and saddest months of my life.