Stroke recovery in children

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Avatar n tn In general for someone who is critically ill post-op a recovery time of 2-3 weeks in the hospital is not uncommon with sometimes an additional several weeks in a rehab unit. Regaining strength is important and may take awhile. Questions to ask his doctors: Has the type of pneumonia been isolated? Is an Infectious disease doctor (someone who specializes in the care of pneumonias) seeing him? If not could you please consult one? How is his heart functioning?
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar n tn My father had a massive stroke. He actually tried to improve but they put a "latex catheter in his bladder in rehab" even with 5 posted signs that read "LATEX ALLERGY" on his door/bed and walls. Foreign nurse did not realize there was such a thing as Latex Cath. Anyway, after that he had a horrible reaction that set him back so severely that he never progressed, became bedridden and never walked again or moved his left side. My mother is a retired RN, I am an RN.
374661 tn?1199915475 Hi, my 37 year old boyfriend had a ruptered brain anyerysm leading to a massive stroke. He was in ICU for 3 months in a medicated coma. He is know in a dump of a nursing home as he has no insurance. Anyway he is paralyzed on the right side of his body, he can carry normal conversation but all he want to do is sleep. My question is, will he ever be able to walk or use his arm or go to the bathroom by himself? Will we ever have intimacy? If anyone can help me. i really need some encouraging words!
1970136 tn?1325774007 My Mom who is 86, had a massive stroke of her left hemisphere in October leaving her paralized on her right side, problem swollowing, unable to speek, and not sure if she remembers me. Right now she is eating regular food somewhat, but drinking thicken liquid, not able to drink water, or reg. juice. What really depress and hurts me is that she doesn't really respond to me as being her son, and no communication, not knowing what she is feeling or thinking.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar n tn It goes on over a period of time that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Every stroke is different and the extent of damage varies in each patient. Recovery does occur even if a part of the brain is damaged. The brain is a remarkable organ. When the blood supply to a part is cut off, new pathways can take over and supply blood to that damaged area. Interestingly, the brain can make compensations.
Avatar n tn My dad had a bleed in September 06.... He was hospitalized in ICU for 3 weeks and we were told to pull the plug. Trached, feeding tube, the works, 2 months. He is eating very well everything....My mother still has the feeding tube in his stomache at home. It is almost 18 months with the feeding tube in him. He is eating normally for 1 year now and my mom is keeping the tube in. We as her children feel it is very fear based!!!!!!!!!!!> If he should have another stroke.
Avatar n tn My Mother does not have any other medical conditions other than the ones described here. Is there anything we can do to help her in opening her right eye?
Avatar m tn I don't think you should worry about lifespan. Your mom needs to concentrate on what make her have a stroke. Many people who have had strokes have led a long and normal life. If she had high blood pressure she needs to get it under control. If she led a destructive lifestyle (smoking, drinking, fatty foods, no exercise) then she needs to change it. Most people who have had a stroke worry about having another one. The risks are lowered if we take better care of ourselves.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, the medical community does not seem prepared to address the vision loss in any way at all. In fact, they seem to simply shrug it off -- he was already blind before the stroke, so that didn't cause it. Well DUH... but is there ANY hope of recovery for the vision loss? Could the neuro pathways affected recover like they do for motor or speech? Is there no stroke rehab for this area? His eye care has been excellent, but ultimately all they can do is measure the losses.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The prognosis for the stroke depends on where the bleeding has occurred. If it closer to the vital centers, then the prognosis is not good. Also, the potassium levels may not indicate a bad prognosis, it could sometimes be dietary or due to the medications. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities.
207091 tn?1337713093 During the episode, for lack of a better word, I did think stroke, but I keep going back to the recovery being so fast. Thanks for the suggestions, and I will certainly let you know.
8512984 tn?1398466958 In the early 1990s i was going thru very stressful time. divorced and raising my 4 children and moved i didn't realize the stress i was under i just knew i was feeling bad a lot an even getting scared not knowing what was wrong with me inside. i began setting appointments going from Dr to Dr to find and answer... one made me so angry said i was an alcoholic... i didn't have time to be drunk with kids an things to do if i had a drink was a weekend bbq...
Avatar f tn My husband had a stroke 3 weeks ago which affected his speech. When it first happened he couldn't speak but after about 15 minutes he was able to say single words slowly. He has made a good recovery and his speech therapist has discharged him. I am just a bit concerned because he seems to have good and bad days. Sometimes he struggles to start a sentence but once he gets going things improve. Some days he can't say the odd simple word an example being Corfu.
Avatar n tn Emotional problems such as depression resulting from stroke can result from direct damage to emotional centers in the brain or from frustration and difficulty adapting to new limitations.It is important to work with a team a rehabilitation team which may include the doctors, therapists and even psychologists to help deal with the emotional aspect of stroke. Complete recovery is unusual but not impossible. Support groups, local or on-line, may be of big help at this point.
Avatar n tn She began talking (very small words and rather slowly) only a few hours after the stroke, is this a good sign? how likely is full recovery? What is her prognosis? Can anyone give me a little insight into this situation? If you can, that would be GREATLY appreciated!
Avatar n tn While still in ICU she flew him back to California in a very expensive air-ambulance so that she could be closer to her own family, despite my dad's need to be near his children, not to mention the best hospitals in the country. Thats the story in a very small nutshell. I hoped to get some suggestions as to how to get him motivated to eat and to fight to get better through this depression. What would you do?
Avatar n tn I am now 33 and am thinking about having another child, but none of my doctors know for sure why I had a stroke in the first place. Both my ob and neurologist think that I should be fine, but they really have never seen this before. I keep looking for other opinions....and suggestions? Anyone out there that had a baby after a stroke?
Avatar n tn i had a brainstem stroke in 1998,i had locked in syndrome,i had no movement at all,trachy,no speech, for 4 years a feeding tube for years, 3 years hospital stayi was a complete,vegatable,luckliy you do not stay like that ,i was in 3 comas and had pnumonia, now im not paralized i had 2 more kids,i can type ,run my household look after 5 kids,i see the doctor only for my flu jab,excercise every other day and heres how i done it,firstly the doctors dont help,when you leave hospital no one cares no
Avatar f tn Just curious if anyone else out there has had a similar experience or other right side stroke and how you are coping with recovery, life, etc. Spasticity, balance and left neglect remain challenging even though much progress has been made. Mostly still using wheelchair but he can do some walking with a 4 prong hemi cane. Left arm/hand is slow to respond and hand won't function at all yet. Would love to hear how you or your family members are doing.
Avatar n tn I started out for sixty days taking her outside every single day for six-eight hours, exposing her to everything imaginable, from being in a firehouse when the engines went on a run, to touching babies, to watching children, and of course, listening to my lousy singing. She had lost the will to live. I called these "Intensive life experience" days. I took her into the best stores and wheeled her through the isles. Took her to watch children playing in the park. Took her to concerts.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
Avatar n tn A stroke secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.
Avatar f tn As far as the stroke - the doctors where my father (53 year old male) went to the hospital, told us that the swelling would be the worst 3-5 days after the stroke, and it was. He had a stroke on his left side, it was a massive ischemic stroke (blockage in his left carotid). they said that the whole left side of his brain was without sufficient blood flow. Somehow, my dad survived the brain swelling and my dad was able to go to rehab and walked out of there.
Avatar n tn My Mother-in-Law suffered a Spontaneous Hemorragic Stroke on the Left Side at the Occipital Lobe...(whew!) approx 3 weeks ago. Her symptoms are unusual, so needless to say my research is bordering tedious/non-productive. I will keep it as brief as possible. She is Very fortunate that there is Not Any physical paralysis OR Any speech impediment. The 'bleed' has made a significant impact on her vision. There is also the added Anton's Syndrome. (No, a Dr.
Avatar f tn He had a severe stroke. He was taken to a stroke center in ATL and the doctors couldn’t even tell us how bad it was. He was in that hospital for 2 weeks. In that 2 weeks I learned more about doctors that I wanted to know. We had 6-8 different General docs and 2 neurologists. Every one of them had a different thing to tell us. They took my mother on a rollercoaster ride from hell. Finally I gather all the doctors together and had to speak to them as if they were my children.
Avatar n tn It is against the rules of this forum to post personal information. Go to Read the posts in the stroke caregivers and also the stroke survivors forum. If you can think of a way I could contact you, I would be happy to tell you as much as I can about what happened with our mom. Hope I've helped. God bless...your mom and you are in my prayers.