Stroke victims and feeding tubes

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Avatar n tn In regards to people with elderly family members who suffered a stroke, did they have feeding tubes or sources of nutrition provided? I am really struggling with this and feel like it is giving up. She is conscious and aware.
Avatar n tn Small pieces of seedless watermelon cut in small pieces are excellent to stimulate and re-educate the swallowing complex. And to rehydrate. There are a thousand reasons why the enteral feeding tubes should not be used, but the alternative is a meticulous nursing care most are not prepared to give. Many stroke victims have disturbed circadian rhythyms, and are only able to swallow at odd hours of the night. If this meets a 2 A.M. feeding, my little sweety pie feeds at 2 A.M.
Avatar n tn I'm afraid that he wont be able to ever move his fingers again. Do anyone out there seen stroke victims move their finger and open and close them after 19 months? I also heard that what ever you get back after 2 years is what your left with? We got the Saeboflex for the hand but no results yet on any finger movements. Please tell me what might happen in the next 6 months.
Avatar n tn They did not expect her to live after that and here she is still fighting. She is on feeding tubes and a has a tracheotomy to help with breathing. My mom is a strong and devoted Christian and when this happened it left us all torn apart as to why this would happen to her. But God knows and we have been holding on to his promise for healing and keeping faithful for her as she would want us to be.
Avatar n tn So is it normal seven days after a stroke to really not wake up? It makes me so nervous. Putting in a feeding tube today instead of the temporary one she has in her nose. Does anyone know about these feeding tubes?
Avatar m tn I got sick of it so I went to the doctor who checked my ears and said that it did look sore in there and perhaps I had an infection so they prescribed a low dose of amoxicillin. I took about 1/3 of the dose and stopped because the symptoms went away. I didnt like the side effects (bad stomach) so I stopped taking it since the vibrating had stopped. The vibrating came back though after a few days, and it became a constant sense of vibrating.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Friends! Welcome all Tramadol warriors. We're all very glad to see you. Please come in and share.
544292 tn?1268886268 Sounds too good to be true. (AND IT IS!) The fact is, there's already pain killers here in the house and I'm not going to take any of those either. I'm not taking anything. I'm going to ice it, lay down, rest and realize that my body has been thru a heelllla fight and it just needs a break, a breath. A moment. A freakity frackity day off. I've been in a tough battle for 21 solid cold turkey days and before that; the taper AKA "Let the pills run out....
429949 tn?1224695179 Hi in 2004 I was hospitalized with encephalitis and meningitis and with what they thought was ADEM. Later in October that year I had another attack and they confirmed that it was MS. I'm not sure how common it is to have adult ADEM.
162948 tn?1205256292 Before the Mirena I had normal periods, now they are 1-3 days if that. I had surgery to clean out my tubes and uterus 07/07. I have also been on Clomid 9'ish months. I have also had 2 ai's. We decided to take the last 2 months off, so my lining doesn't become too thin. I go to the Dr. this week to see what to do next... Has anyone had anything like this happen because of Mirena? Also, like "Babynumber3" I feel like my lining is too thin to have an egg implant... Anyones else?
Avatar f tn Five months after the implant I elected to have the swine flu vaccination which resulted in a numb feeling and tingling in the extremities along with diarrhea and dizziness that subsided after a few days. Since then the tingling has combined with the aching in the lower extremities and progressed upward to include the thighs. Exercise makes all of the symptoms worse, as I experience severe aching and muscle twitching after any kind of physical activity.
Avatar n tn She tested my reflexes again and assured me that this should run it's course and leave no residual effects. It's always so great to be reassured, because this week it really feels like my muscles are going into spasms more than they were before. Anyway, stay strong everyone and take care!
Avatar n tn Hi everyone - I have just come across this forum - and would like to ask help and advice. I have been taking nurofen plus (ibuprofen + codeine sulphate 12.8 mg per tablet) for 5 years - I take about 24 tablets per day (all at once - like the feeling along with the pain killing effects) I must give these up - for I understand this is addiction - and must find another way to deal with pain. I guess nurofen is much like tylenol (2? 3? 4?) - dont know which one.
1294995 tn?1330666336 Then they put a cathetor in through your cervix and shoot dye through it. The dye goes into your uterous and tubes and seeps out. They stick a balloon in there to keep it from coming back out and this is what was super painful for me. Then they had me roll to each side for a couple minutes to let the dye run out. They take some pictures and then they showed them to me afterwards. I am so sorry to hear about your HCG still being at 28, that is so sad. I can only imagine how frustrating it is.
Avatar n tn Presence of cluster of microcalcifications in the left outer quadrant. They are somewhat pleomorphic. Possibility of intraductal carcinoma. Bi-Rads Category 4. Is cancer probable with these findings and a bi-rad 4 ?. What is the % that it's cancer? I just want to be prepared for the biopsy findings.
Avatar m tn seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark. So far, the doctors haven't been able to diagnose us, and perhaps that means it is simply some idiopathic phenomenon.
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