Re: unable to swallow after stroke
The docs think my dad may have had a mini stroke of some sort, cause ever since he got pneumonia he's been unable to swallow liquids. He can eat solid foods fairly ok (though not as easily as he used to), but liquids go straight into his lungs. *sigh*
He had no other symptoms, no stroke symptoms whatsoever. All he felt was he had a chest & throat infection (which the doc diagnosed) and then pneumonia. During this (not before), he started to become unable to swallow. Or talk. He can form words just fine, same as always, but there's absolutely no vocal (larynx) sounds. Just whispers.
I'm so scared. I've been reading about mini strokes, and they all say there's a major chance of a full on stroke happening following it, and it's imperative to see a doc as soon as possible after the mini stroke. But it's been about 3 weeks since my dad started having problems, and I mean, how are you supposed to know you've had a mini stroke if you have NO symptoms!? We thought his throat problems were due to the pneumonia and infection, cause his throat was sore at first, and he was coughing, etc. *shrug*