Stroke victims speech

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Avatar f tn My 58 year old husband had a stroke last Sunday. We were let out of the hospital last night with no instructions, warnings or anything. Any sugestions? I am terrified. What next?
Avatar n tn Have been told of great success stories for young stroke victims from people as the young brain can do many things that may be an older brain would not. Does any one have any success stories to share w/ us - it just gives us hope - he is a 6'2 , 240 lb high school football player set to play college football next year pre stroke. Any info would help - thank you and God Bless.
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
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.
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
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 f tn 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.
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 n tn We just need to take each day one at a time, and not over do it. Stroke victims and mini victims like our selves are put under alot of stress. My Doctor advised me to go to a Stress management course, I have been looking into this but haven't found one yet. We just need to encourage each other. I will be here for you!
Avatar n tn I also noticed last night that swelling in his right had and forarm is happening. Is this normal for stroke victims?
Avatar f tn Do most stroke victims have this happen to them, and do most of them not wake up??? I just dont understand cause she was so alert and talking to us the day of the stroke and then the day after nothing.
Avatar n tn My 6 yo is unable to make his tongue and teeth work together to form a bolus of food to chew. I suspect this is the result of his oral sensory dysfunction as a baby and toddler. Tastes and textures terrified him. He never learned how to chew properly. Although he has overcome this terror of food and can tolerate "regular" food mixed into a casserole, he has no idea how to move the food around with his tongue. I cannot find and OT or ST who knows how to treate this.
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 n tn My dad had a massive stroke in December of 2007. He is currently being fed by a PEG tube and I have spent countless hours researching anything that might help. I found a system called Vital Stim Therapy. The therapy uses a machine that massages the muscles used for swallowing. I believe it stimulates the area with electrical impulses. The treatment is said to be highly successful. 98% show improvement with about 35% being able to swallow and eventually remove the PEG tube.
Avatar m tn as a miracle therapy, In the majority of cases has given full mobility to Stroke survivor Victims, sometimes within minutes even after they have been imobilised for years. Go to You Tube and type in Shak Stroke Therapy and see the speed some people have recovered. in many cases the following has occurred... Limbs have gained full mobility in minutes. speech has vastly improved in minutes. balance back in minutes. Fits have calmed down to virtually zero. Thinking is clearer.
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 f tn He was - before the pneumonia - in the stroke unit but is back in ICU. He is paralysed on the right hand side and has no speech or cough ability. 1. The nurses are doing physio therapy with him but what can we do as a family when we are with him? Are there any excercises we can do with him? 2. How can we communicate with him, he can squeeze our hand but gets confused when we ask for 2 squeezes for no and one squeeze for yes. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn Thrombolysis (dissolving the clot with medication within three hours of stroke) is let’s say, the recommended treatment for stroke. However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis.
Avatar m tn Any ideas of how to talk to my mom about this? Please, feel free to share personal experiences of coping with helping others help stroke victims, or if any of you had similar feelings as my mom and had some message help you shed the guilt. I would really appreciate it. I obviously intend to get out to see them soon, but in law school myself the timing is tough. Until I can make it out there, I'd like to be the best help I can, whatever form that takes.
Avatar m tn I have to recommend that you go to your doctor and have him or her run some tests to see if you might of had a mini stroke. When a person suffers a stroke it can effect their speech and the ability to comprehend. I hope that I am wrong, but that is what it sounds like happened.