Stroke recovery in children

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Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY independant...to 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.
4847640 tn?1362723927 Looking back on my life and seeing how having an alchoholic father effected me really opened up my eyes to how my addiction has affected my children and I am so thankfull that I held strong and pushed for recovery. My oldest has already commented on how nice it is to have me more present in the home. And its only been a short time. That felt good. Like the benifits are already comeing.
Avatar f tn 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 Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar m tn I recently suffered a stroke while on Lo Seasonique. I too am still in recovery. My stroke happened on March 16, 2012.
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.
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 m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
374661 tn?1199911875 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!
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
Avatar n tn My Grandmother had a major ischemic stroke 3 months ago. This first stroke was then followed by a major bleed in her basal artery. Immediately following these strokes she was in a semi coma for 2-3 days, with no responses at all. Some improvement was then seen in her; such as a response to us and questions we ask her, an new ability to move her non-stroked side and better hand coordination (she can move her right side) and she open and see out of one eye (her left eye).
Avatar n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.
Avatar n tn Now after six years of a daily regiment of exercise he is experiencing an increase in muscle spasms in his left leg. The questions no one seems to be able to answer for me is, "is this a sign of deterioration or an increase in neurological activity?
Avatar n tn My father 57 years old suffered a severe stroke 6 months back. he had clots in the temporal region as well as the occipital region.his right side was paralysed completely. now he can walk. but still hasnt got his eye sight, his memory, and cannot use his right hand properly. can u suggest any remedies?
Avatar m tn It's been 2yrs since my stroke and I have no voluntary movement in my left arm or hand. Is there any possibilty that i could recover any movement? My neurlogist told me that if within 6month of the stroke if I didnt have any movement that my hand will stay paralyzed?
Avatar m tn How are you? These are links about stroke recovery stories: http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/survivors.htm http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030313 http://www.strokesurvivor.com/stroke_survivors_stories_books.html I hope this helps. Don't give up hope. There is life after stroke. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I believe I had a clot somwhere in my leg which had travelled to my brain and had finally come and settled in my left throat. That is why i had a stroke in my entire right side.Right from my right side chin to all my movement in th right side was paralised. I had even lost my speech. But it was my determination and and my constant exercises that helped me get bk to normalwithin 1 year.
Avatar m tn I suffered a Stroke and Heart Attack followed by a 4 month Coma in 09. I have no effects of it other than I have lost my sense of direction and some memory loss. Will my memories return? I miss some of them, like driving. The Doctors drilled holes in my skull and drained the blood off because they had only given me a 10% chance of making it out of the coma. I guess this procedure is not done very much, yet it worked very well for me.
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 This is all from what they tell me and I am about 30 days past your 14. It is a brutally painful recovery for patient and family. Hang in there.