My grandpa had a stroke
My grandpa is 90 years old. He fought in World War 2 in Europe and walked close to 3000 miles fighting the Germans. He kept active for most of his life by living in the country side with my grandma, who is 89 years old. Up to last week he was still caring for their chicken & turkeys, shoveling snow, etc. Then, he had a stroke. My grandma who was alone with him said that he simply sat down and couldn't get back up / speak.
He is now in the hospital and the doctors say his blood pressure was 280 / ??? ( not sure about the second number but it must still be pretty high ) when he was brought in. His right side is completely paralyzed and he can't move it.
The first day he recognized us all and would squeeze our hands when we would ask him to.
The second day he basically lost consciousness and the doctors said his breathing was irregular and that his brain was slowly letting go.
Today ( the third day ) he was up again and he recognized all of us, squeezed our hands, moved his left leg, tried to speak but only mumbles came out and even smiled at our jokes as we kept telling him that he fought harder things than this during the war.
My question is... what can the future really hold for him ? We realize he's very old and his chances of recovery are probably very small/nonexistent. It's also very painful to watch him in this state. At times he has this bewildered look on his face like he doesn't understand what is happening to him.
Last edited by sheken; 03-10-2012 at 12:09 PM.