Re: My cousin
Hope you and all your loved ones are well. I havenít experience the some conditions as your cousin, but I did have a rather nasty brain stem clot back in March 2010. There was not much hope of me walking again. Well Iím walking again; itís not real pretty, but Iíll take it any way I can.
I learnt very early on, that canít play the comparison game. No one stroke is the same as the other. Whatís good for one person may not work for another.
Your cousin may need the care of a skilled nurse at first, and then when she becomes stronger she will need to go to a rehabilitation facility. Iím not sure of the difference, in the USA, assume you live there. In my experience, a nursing facility will get to a level, where you can actually undergo physical therapy.
The most important thing is never, ever give up, not for one second. Your cousin has to stay positive at all times, your support and that of all the people around her, is most important at the moment. She has to be encouraged and praised for any effort or improvement she makes.
Please keep in touch, the guys here are amazing people
All the best
Last edited by goingtorun; 06-10-2012 at 12:48 AM.