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 m tn It is hard to hire a caregiver who has to lift dead weight and change diapers. Do elderly stroke victims recover? Do they want to exert their aching bones during therapy? Would any improvements occur in a nursing home?
1474053 tn?1297829338 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 question is, is this common for stroke victims to regress? My mother is considering putting him into hospice if the doctors can't find the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated, we just feel we are not getting the help needed for him, and none of the doctors are communicating with each other or updating his charts properly. Please help!!!!
Avatar n tn Aspirin, cholestrol reducing tablets and also a stroke type tablet. We have been told to expect another stroke or possible heart attack. We have been told initialy that a CT scan was required but now have been told that he might get it tomorrow. I just feel that from what I have read that early treatment is the key to helping stroke victims but I feel that th eproper care and attention is not happening. Is there anyone reading this that can advise me on this as I am afraid for my father.
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 m tn Update: My father was released from the clinic two weeks ago. Had home internation for seven days and was released from that too. He didnt lose his senses nor independance, however the stroke left us a little sequel: his ability to swallow is compromised and has a paralisis on one vocal chord. He has to go to rehabilitation to regain the ability to swallow and be able to eat normally, right now he is taking liquid food throgh the nose. He cant drink nor eat until the doctors say so.
Avatar n tn in may of 2006, i awoke to have blurred vision, left eye was like looking at a tv with vertical hold broken...ws taken to hospital and told that i had vertigo............had an ashy taste in mouth, slurred speech, memory loss on simple words-i walked like an old person--they did a CT and nothing, i was given mezclazine(?
Avatar n tn Did not drink, smoke etc. Essentially, not a candidate for a stroke. The left side of her body is immobile; her speech is barely audible; her short and long term memory has been affected; she is highly emotionaly - cries all the time and doesn't follow convesation long. Hope that information helps in diagnosing the type of stroke. Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn We had no idea the depth of this type of stroke. His stroke happened 3 days ago. He is able to move all extremities, but is weak. His speech is very slurred, is very aware of what has happened to him and can answer any questions you ask him. So far he is able to breath on his own, b/p is good, double vision has disappeared. Today he is very tired and isn't as active (mentally) as he was yesterday. The doctor says he is a miracle and that he is definitely in God's hands.
Avatar m tn To all, actually. Wow! What a relief to read that so many other stroke victims have exactly the same symptoms as my 93-year-old mother since her stroke almost 4 weeks ago. Glad to hear that these phenomena seem to diminish with time. She takes Dilantin to prevent seizures, Resperadol (sp?), and at night, if needed, another sedative for these issues. A bladder infection and then a rash from the antibiotic also added to her considerable discomfort and agitation.
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 I was told by his surgeon that his progress would be most effective between 6 months to one year. How to best help him? Is there any organization that helps stroke victims that perhaps I havae not heard of? Is there any hospital in the United States that specializes in rehabilation for survivors of such a stroke?
Avatar f tn But try to get on the positive side of things. BTW, I had a stroke 4 years ago. I had difficulty speaking initially. And after months of speech therapy my brain still has trouble coming up with the simplest words at times. I had pain after my stroke, but after many, many months of physical therapy for 3 to 5 days a week, I can now walk, but I have a stittled walk and still have pain in my arm and leg. My hand can barely work.
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 f tn If I remember correctly, the ability to understand but not speak of write it specifically "expressive aphasia." It is considered a major cognitive finding in Neuro Trauma patients and is pretty common in coup contrecoup brain injuries. This is very specific to a lesion or lack of blood flow in Broca's area of the brain. I seem to remember that many stroke victims have expressive aphasia and one of the "work arounds" was to sing what you are trying to say.
Avatar f tn You'd probably experience (1) short-term memory problems, (2) mental fatigue, (3) trouble concentrating, (4) irritability, (5) impatience, (6) anxiety, (7) reduced problem-solving ability, (8) frustration, and (9) STRESS. Stress is when expectations exceed abilities. You have to remember, that stroke victims' brains have been crippled. Just because you can't see the damage doesn't mean that it's not there. Mentally, it's like swimming through molasses--it's very hard and tiring.
Avatar n tn In April my mom had a her second stroke in two years. She lost her speech, but with therapy regained it entirely. She was confined to a wheelchair, but could pull herself up to use the restroom. In July, she had a masive brain stroke. It left her unable to pull herself up. She is completely paralized on the right side. She can only eat foods that are pureed, and no liquids unless they have been thickend.
Avatar m tn WOW...It is true that some stroke victims do not improve. It is the leading cause of disability.
1474053 tn?1297829338 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?1297829338 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?1297829338 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 if they did find out that you had a brainstem stroke see if they can do something about it-remove clot etc. also, there are stemcell research studies around with stroke victims-maybe you could become a participant? good luck though and keep us informed with what the doctor says.
Avatar n tn At that point he blamed the pharmacy for not warning him as to the contraindications of this drug. Is this negligence?or is drug commonly used in depressed 86 yr old stroke victims with cardiovascular disease and all the effects of a stroke including depression?
Avatar n tn Dear Tracey--My 90-year-old mother had a small ischemic stroke three weeks ago. Her main symptom was speech difficulty--so-called "word salad", where she just said random words when she tried to communicate. She was taken to the ER, and they did a CT scan, but nothing showed up. The ER personnel diagnosed "advanced Alzheimer's" (which she does not have), and that diagnosis has followed her for the last three weeks.
Avatar n tn to their diet to start. Apparently, stroke victims have a hard time with the uptake of food proteins. Next, find a doctor who will prescribe Ritalin for say, just a week to see if that will help "brighten" the patient up (20mg to 40mg depending on body weight, 12 hour time release). What I saw with my wife and others around her was that if YOU let them just sit, the stroke patient will do just that. They will do nothing to help themselves.
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.
Avatar n tn Looks like we just have to shut up and put up! These Forums are good though aren’t they? The feedback must help a lot of stroke victims and carers.
Avatar m tn 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.
1474053 tn?1297829338 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?