Stroke victims and feeding tubes

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Avatar f tn My brother who is 36yrs old w/no prior medical problems fell down with a massive stroke paralizing his right side according to drs brain swelling covered left side and they advised us to pull the plug**we didnt** drs stated he will never reconize us open his eyes move** he is able to do all these things w/in a week time of stroke**now drs are advising us to put a trachea in**we are very confused and dont know what we should do what is going to be the best decision for my brother>>
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 f tn What I would give to look much older and uglier in exchange for my very disabled life since my stroke. Other problems with a stroke include not being able to eat, except by tubes, paralysis, not being able to speak, having life long severe migraines as well as death. It would help you to volunteer with stroke victims. Get the help that you need.
Avatar n tn I'm 78, had a stroke in Oct.2007, feed through a belly tube, can't feel heat or cold on my right side, lost some equilibrium but walk without walker or cane. Around 2001 I acquired a neuropathy problem (numbness in hands and feet), my neurologist called it bracial plexes said I'm losing my mylin, Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, Fla.), says "No, mylin's fine, It's a nerve problem, and that it'll get worse. Mayo offered no solution.
Avatar f tn my brother-in-law, age 64 had a massive stroke where they had to open his skull to relieve the pressure on his brain. he is in a coma with breathing & feeding tubes, however he has tried to open his eyes and has had some movement in his legs. He has been transferred to specialty care facility and I would like to know, how long will be there and how much will he recover.
477009 tn?1210876873 My mom had a stroke one week ago today. She is almost 60 and this is her 2nd hemorragic stroke. The first she was released from hospital in less than a week. But this one was worse and at the basil Ganglia. She had a tube inserted in her brain to drain the blood and fluid due to the they could not do surgery. Every day has had a new result. She has spoken to us, answered questions correctly. Regained all motor skills in her left side.
Avatar f tn My father recently suffered a stroke about a month ago. One week after the stroke, he started gaining movement, speech and swallowing back. He was doing so well that he was placed into rehab, and was able to walk a bit with a walker, shower, eat and talk. Then a few days after, he started regressing, and is now bed ridden. He lost his ability to swallow, can't speak, or walk. The feeding tube was not working, so he has been put back on IV fluids....
Avatar n tn Aside from paralysis or loss of muscle movement and difficulty talking, other possible issues include memory loss or thinking difficulties, emotional problems and depression, pain and changes in behavior and self-care. If the symptoms persist, it is best that you have him see his attending physician for proper evaluation and to rule out complications mentioned above. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn my father just had a massive stroke at 86 - he is still in icu on a ventilator and feeding tube ( has been for 3 days). his swallowing is gone and therefore the reason for the feeding tube. i am praying so hard he recovers. he knows what is going on despite sedation...his brain was barely affected as shown on ecg. what scares me is his weak heart. i want to let you know this is not his first stroke...he had another one about a 1 1/2 years ago and he did quite well after not give up.
Avatar f tn You should go back to your doctor and ask what has been done to prevent another stroke, you may need to see a new doctor, which is perfectly fine. Either way ask for what therapy should be followed to address any deficits and ask for a doctors order for those therapies, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. You should never have been allowed out of the hospital without some explanation of preventative measues being taken. Does he have any deficits?
Avatar m 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 f tn Are high altitudes dangerous for stroke victims?
Avatar n tn In my opinion at least 50 percent of the trachs and feeding tubes are unnecessary and an excuse for not providing attentive nursing care. That being said, don't blame yourself or your mother. The pressure exerted by the physicians is almost impossible to resist. Seventy one years old is very young. I agree with Vega1318 that 1-3 months is a good ballk park figure for you to evaluate the way things are going. Don't give up hope.
Avatar m tn Hi, its difficult to tell the exact prognosis. As the post stroke swelling subsides she may recover function. But now all depends on if her vitals are stable or not. As she is improving and if the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Regards.
Avatar m tn Is it normal for them to discharge him being he still in a coma. He is also on a ventilator and have tubes for feeding.
Avatar f tn My father had a stroke on January 24, 2009. he has been in and out of the hosipital and rehabilatation at least 6 or 7 times since the stroke. he have been home now for almost a month he have a feeding tube. he was eating also up untill about a week ago now he will not take his meds nor swallow anything, his speech therapy will not come back because he is not responding in anyway. since he had the stroke which is a mystery to me is my father do not make conversations nor talk.
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 wanted to ask a doctor or neurologist, what the future looks like for stem cells and treating not only recent stroke victims, which is important, but also long time stroke victims and brain regeneration. There seems to be promise to have stem cells treat damaged/dead parts of the brain, and have regrowth of these areas. Any professional opinions on the subject besides just what we hear in the news?
Avatar f tn I do not have a feeding tube, but many POTSies who have feeding tubes have a GI disorder called gastroparesis. This is when the intestines and stomach move food too slowly and in severe cases the stomach can actually be paralyzed. The other reason I have heard for POTSies to get feeding tubes is because of extremely severe nausea and/or vomiting to the point where malnutrition sets in and severe weight loss occurs. Hope this helps!
Avatar n tn Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims? Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area? Thank you!
Avatar n tn She does not have the use of her left arm. Before the stroke she was very active and particularly enjoyed quilting. I would like suggestions from stroke victims as to hobbies that she might try using her right hand only.Luckily she is right handed. thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn My father had a stroke last 3 years ago and has been doing well. Are there any contraindications for traveling via airplane because of the air pressure that could be of concern? Also is massage good for stroke victims?
Avatar m tn My grandmother recently had a stroke and now currently lacks fine motor skills. She is also has over 90% hearing loss. Is their brand or type of hearing aid that is made for stroke victims to make communication easier?
Avatar f tn That is why feeding tubes placed in the stomach, called PEG tubes or J-tubes depending on where they are inserted, and important to use. Also, very vigorous skin treatment and frequent turning of the patient to prevent bed sores, care of the urine catheter (or removal of it all together when possible) to prevent urinary tract infections, are also important.
Avatar n tn so then they placed me on Gsatrocrom with the prednisone and that did not help now i am on a feeding tube consuming 3,000 calories of Vivonex for the next 4 weeks when i will then be slowly introduced to different foods...i feel as though 4 weeks is t long...what do yu think is the bet amount of time for this?