Stroke recovery paralysis

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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?
1821865 tn?1317525631 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 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 My mother had a severe stroke due to blood clot in blood of vessel brain,at age 40 leaving her paralyzed on her left side.The stroke also affected her site on left side.after stroke we rich hospital in 1 hour.
Avatar n tn The prognosis of persons with paralysis secondary to stroke would depend on the severity of the stroke as well as the area of brain involvement. The main concern here, aside from stroke rehabilitation is prevention of another stroke from happening. This would entail adequate control of her blood pressure as well as thrombolytic therapy. Has there been any improvement brought about by physiotherapy and ayurvedic massage?
Avatar m tn There are certain surgical risks associated with the surgery like nerve injuries in forearm or elbow, bleeding, infection, stroke, paralysis, anesthesia related risks like blood clots in legs and adverse reactions to anesthetic etc. certain post operative care needs to be taken like no heavy lifting until the nerve heals, numbness may persist for long or indefinitely.
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 About 3 months ago my grandmother had a stroke. She has been in the hospital ever since. She has paralysis on the left side, she can not talk at all, and she has pnemonia and just had a tracheotomy. Within these past 3 months nothing has improved and i was just wondering if anyone thinks they will improve. Everyday my father tells me "oh she was more alert today" but all that means is that she opened her eyes for a little bit. Half the time she doesnt even know who anyone is.
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
Avatar n tn Progress can continue years after the stroke. Passively waiting for stroke recovery will not accomplish anything. Your parents are now enablers of his passivity. Read Peter Levines blog on cavemen and strokes. Good luck.
1041487 tn?1256331319 Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What stroke related magazines do you recommend? What internet sites do you recommend about stroke? There are at least 15 stroke forums out there. If they are not willing to answer these questions or do not know anything. Time to find another site.
Avatar n tn Dina, My 65 year old father had a massive right sided stroke 7 weeks ago. He too had total left sides paralysis, but all his mental faculties remained intact, save for slurred speech which improved in a few days. He missed the 3 hour window for the TPA, unfortunately. He is now 7-8 weeks out and just came home a week ago following 5.5 weeks in acute inpatient rehab and 4 days in the hospital.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What internet sites/forums do you consider best for stroke patients? There are at least 15 out there. Please describe the area using pictures/scans that were affected by the stroke. What functions would normally be affected by a stroke in that area? How large is the penumbra? If you say that the strokee will not recover, what is the clinical reason behind that diagnosis?
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 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 n tn eye are lower on that side; lower eyelid slightly turned out; looks like I've had a stroke. Problems were immediately evident (POD2): in addition to the mouth droop there was much more swelling on the left; a 4" hematoma from the top of my ear to the jawbone. Initial treatment consisted of doctor's manipulating the hematoma (ouch!). He mentioned opening it & scraping it out, but that never happened. Also a fluid-filled swelling on top of the hematoma, red and hot; Dr.
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. As the "stroke" is stabilized, and as he is regaining some functions I would remain optimistic. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn 6mms, now at this time he has paralysis in left side of body, Speech is clear , Pls suggest watch should best medication should be given to cure asap
Avatar n tn eye are lower on that side; lower eyelid slightly turned out; looks like I've had a stroke. Problems were immediately evident (POD2): in addition to the mouth droop there was much more swelling on the left; a 4" hematoma from the top of my ear to the jawbone. Initial treatment consisted of doctor's manipulating the hematoma (ouch!). He mentioned opening it & scraping it out, but that never happened. Also a fluid-filled swelling on top of the hematoma, red and hot; Dr.
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.
Avatar n tn Hi Gooch, I am sorry to hear about your father’s Stroke. Recovery of the stroke happens in phases. 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.
Avatar n tn sir, I am from india. my grand mother have 87 years old..now she had a stroke because of blood pressure..here doctors asked me that there is no chance to regain because of her age..blood is cotted in head...now her left side is in the paralysis stage..can you help me sir..