Stroke recovery in dogs

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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 n tn Infarcts (blood clotting leading to lack of circulation in part of the brain) occur in some dogs. If the damage to the brain is minimal then recovery may occur quickly. If the damage is severe, recovery may not occur at all. I do not know the incidence of infarcts affecting the brain in dogs but I think it is pretty low. Even when dogs do not recover fully from peripheral vestibular syndrome they normally have a good life.
Avatar n tn Many owners confuse the symptoms of a stroke in humans to a stroke in dogs. In fact, they are quite different.
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 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.
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 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.
Avatar n tn This is most confusing trauma because although there no lasting affects of TIA, my mother seems to be in the middle of recovery or I should say failing to recover. The doctors have no other diagnosis besides a TIA, but they happen almost every month. It is so stressful to see my mom extremely weak, and off balance while she slurs her sentences. I honestly have no idea what to expect after a TIA, but it seems like she'll only be getting worse. How long did you stay at the hospital?
1821865 tn?1317522031 My mother had a stroke back on 11/15/2012 at work. She had suffered a schemic stroke on her right side which paralyze her left side completely. She was given tpa a week later she had a cranial bleed. They removed her right skull a few days later she had a second stroke where she lost her ability of speaking. Since she has not said a word. Now she is at a nursing home rehab where she makes 5 steps behind then forward now the place told us they are going to drop her because she is not improving.
Avatar m tn She has no movement on her entire left side and has not walked or stood up since the stroke- she thinks of nothing else put the fact that she has made a poo in her nappy ( has a catahtre on)... the stroke does not seem to have affected her as much as the fact she is in a diaper... PT said that her trunk controll is the major problem ... what can we do to make her understand her focus should be to start at leat standing - to be able to over the problem od the nappy ..
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .