Stroke victim recovery

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Avatar f tn Hi Ann, How's your day going there so far? I read your post here and I feel for your situation. My own mother (who's 63) had suffered a massive stroke about 6 months ago where she is still currently paralyze on her entire left side of her body. I know in the first few couple of weeks. I also thought that my mother was in a coma as she slept nearly 18-20 hours a day. She would only wake up for a few moments then drift back to sleep again.
Avatar m tn My nearly 84 year old mother suffered a "major" stroke 2 days ago. She has not opened her eyes, though she shows signs of awareness and can follow directions when asked. She is sleeping allot. Initially she lost movement on her left side, but it very slowly seems to be coming back. She is saying words, though they are hard to understand. She is receiving IV fluids. The doctor said they would give her another day and see if she "wakes up".
Avatar m tn I am stroke victim and the one thing that Ive found in looking for answers is that every stroke is different in each individual. The one thing we all have to hold on to is hope.
Avatar n tn I have tried searching the internet for realistic expectations about her chances for recovery, but all of them are quite vague and only give general stroke recovery statistics without regard to the immediate aftermath of the stroke. For instance, a person obviously has a better chance at recovery if they never lose consciousness or if they are unconcious for only a short time. Can someone give me some blunt, realistic outlook on her prospects?
Avatar n tn Please wait for the recovery to take its own course. Rehabilitation is very important in the recovery of the stroke patients. This phase usually starts while the patient is still in the hospital. It involves the team work of various therapists and specialists who work with the stroke victim to regain lost skills. With proper therapy, many or most skills may be reattained.
Avatar n tn I SUFFERED A MCA INFARCT.(STROKE) LUCKLY I HAVE NO DEFICITS. NOW I AM SCHEDULED FOR MY ABLATION...JUST WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY CASES SIMILAR TO MINE. MY DOCTORS RANGING FROM CARDIOLOGIST, NEUROLOGIST, HEMATOLOGIST STILL ARE NOT SURE WHAT CAUSED MY STROKE. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO TO ENLIGHTEN TO MY CASE....THANKS!!!
Avatar m tn Two days ago, he kept pleading to be allowed to another swallow test to prove that he can swallow and was determined to start his rehab/therapy. What are the chances of recovery for a stroke victim that is placed on a permanent feeding tube? What are we to expect?
Avatar n tn However on 8/24 she had a massive stroke that took her life. My question, if a stroke victim lives past a certain time frame their chances for survival with out another stroke are better? I was told that this time frame is 90 days but can find nothing on the web to answer this question.
Avatar n tn My 76 year old healthy aunt recently suffered and survived a ruptured brain aneurysm. It's been about a month into her recovery, and while she has not lost language, she's slow to remember anything about herself or her family. On most days, her twin sister will ask her if she knows her, and she'll shake her head "no". But then, a few minutes later, she'll call her by name.
Avatar n tn But let me tell you something about hemorrhagic stroke. This kind of stroke is almost of the worst types because of its life threatening conditions. But as a physical therapist, I never give up, and the one who know better about your nephew's condition is his physician. Also, there is so much we can do as health care team/physical therapist and you as a family (talk to your physical therapist and discuss that with him, he should know).
Avatar n tn can a stroke victim become violent or unpredicdable after having a stroke also become more demanding ?
Avatar n tn The whole problem here is that the medical world does not have any clue as how to approach getting stroke survivors back to full recovery. They are hoping that your spontaneous recovery in 6-12 months is enough to satisfy you. What needs to be done is idenfify the penumbra and those functions, these are helped by standard therapy protocols because you still have a limited ability to do those functions and repetition will help recover them.
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 f tn Hi, like I mentioned it is difficult to predict the outcome of a stroke, as this depends on the location and extent of damage caused to the brain. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Wishing you good luck. Regards.