My mom, 66 years old, suffered a big ischemic stroke on
the left side of her brain 2 weeks ago on
January 30th, 2013. We were lucky that my brother was home when it happened and called 911. She was in the ER within 35 minutes of the time it happened. Three hours passed before we were told that yes, she was indeed a candidate to receive TPA in order to help dissolve the clot.
The stroke left her right side paralyzed and she also has difficulty with her speech and swallowing.