Stroke recovery from paralysis

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Avatar m tn Should Botox treatment Helpful for Stroke patient? my mother surviving from Stroke (Left side is not working Properly) doctor suggest we should move for Botox treatment.Please anybody share there experience on this treatment.
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
1821865 tn?1317522031 My mother had a major stroke on november 15, 2011. She has left sided paralysis and aphasic. Due to her lack of improvement her therapy had cut short it has been over 3months with no therapy. She has a gtube which had infected with heavy grow of mrsa. She was put on antibiotic for 15 days now it still look like it has drainage. For those of you whose been experience this type of stroke can you help me. I am afraid i may lose her.
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patients is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn My dad had a stroke on 2/3/15 (65 yo male) - I received a call from HR at his work that he had been taken to the hospital. I believe at that time they had said he had a stroke...? Not sure. He stayed in ICU for almost two weeks and also got pnemonia. Feeding tube was put in... no ventilators. He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..
Avatar m tn What is the average recovery time from having ulnar nerve decompression surgery?
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar f tn Hi my father in law had a stroke almost a week ago, right side paralysis, there is swelling and doctors are opting whether to do a craniectomy or not (Remove section of skull) He has had fever, Hight BP, is only partially concious, on a ventilator.... when is the best time to do it, what are the risks and complications. If the swelling increases is that worse to do it then? His pulse is getting weaker. Can anyone help me please?? We have to make a decision.
Avatar n tn Although you often hear that the majority of recovery for stroke victims is seen within the first six months, I feel there is always hope. New advances and research are taking place and have now proven that the brain can make new "pathways". I have read reports that state even though damaged brain cells cannot be replaced, that unaffected brain cells can take over some functions of the destroyed cells. Has your mom continued physical therapy?
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn , however with a caveat. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. You could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’ to improve your memory functions. The brain can retain only a certain number of ‘facts’ and everything else is recalled based on its relationship with these facts.
Avatar f tn What should I be looking for as symptions he may be heading for another stroke? What are the percentages for a third stroke? Is it normal for there to be long periods of weakness or is this a normal setback in the recovery period?
Avatar m tn my father suffered a mild stroke at age 85 we beleive he was hit by the stroke between 5 am and 7am was in hospital by between 730 am and 8am .this is a healthy man who does have a arythmia problem and stopped his meds which was metropolol. in hospital he did a nuero exam came through with good results remembers all families first names and neices and girlfreinds all objects shown to him were correct .
Avatar n tn Usually, these infarcts occur due to occlusion of brain arteries and results into stroke. Therefore, this may be associated with headache, numbness and paralysis like symptoms. 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.
Avatar f tn My 88 year-old Father turning hopefully 89 in June 2011 had a massive stroke right side of brain and is therefore paralyzed entirely on his left side and also prostrate cancer in all of his bones. First of all, at the hospital he wasn't accepted to rehab. The horrible doctors gave him no chance whatsoever (Eugene Oregon) and said to give him all he wants and to seek out hospice. Just two weeks later he got into rehab and is back at his home for elderly.
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn The fact that the hematoma is regressing is a good sign but how long is hard to tell. Paralysis of one side of the body is one of the features of stroke. The medical management includes medications to dissolve the clot, to prevent further clot formation and to keep the risk factors like High BP, and high cholesterol under control. Rehab therapy helps in recovery from loss of physical function. Please make sure that the rehab therapy is under a trained instructor.
Avatar m tn , however with a caveat. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. Usually the finer functions take longer to recover. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn my granfather was taken to hospital 3 weeks ago they thought he had had a stoke they found bialateral subdural heamatoma he has had them drained and is in recovery he was totaly lucid but now is rarely awake and rarely lucid he has also stuggling to move his left arm and leg but his left eye is weeping and drooping and the left side of his mouth is drooping more so when is sleeping but they say he did not have a stroke is this normal and i know that his recovery will not be quick and will have g
Avatar m tn He has a trasraphy in the right eye as he has right side partial paralysis due to the stroke. Would removing the tarsraphy help him get his balance in walking . He exercises 2 hrs a daya and his miscles are ok and good.
Avatar m tn Do I have a residual permanent problem that could be related to the stroke? It took from April 2006 to March 2009 for the employer to terminate me and I have not been successful in my career since due to the above reasons. Can this be treated? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/894005'>right brain stroke recovery</a>.
1220228 tn?1274974683 Had surgery tuesday May 25th. I am home from the hospital and feeling ok but I am very concerned about my voice! My surgeon said he is sure he did not cut the nerves but is concerned because my vocal cords are not moving at all! I am kinda scared! I am a nurse and I need my voice. He said he may have stretched the nerves which will heal in time. Thia could take up to 6 months to a year! Yikes!!!! I am worried.
Avatar m tn Hi, understand your predicament. Your grandmother has had a stroke, so she will be having paralysis or loss of function depending on the area of the of the brain affected. Be supportive and optimistic. Keep up with the physiotherapy. And your doctor knows best regarding her blood pressure medications. Good luck with her recovery. Regards.