Re: I found my mother 8 hours after stroke
Unfortunately, smoking is one of the leading causes of strokes along with high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. If I am understanding you about the clot...my stroke was the type stroke that was blockage (clot) that caused a moment of loss of blood flow. I am taking 325mg of aspirin daily. Some ppl take blood thinners also. My clot did not bleed out but it cause damage to that area of the brain. Each stroke victim is different. When I had the stroke June 2012, I could walk, talk, and had numbness of the entire right side of my body as if you cut my body straight down the middle from head to toe. As a few months have pasted the numbness turned into nerve pain. At first I slept all the time and was so so fatigued then depression set in. It has been a series of different phases of healing, some good and some not so good. I am not sure what the answer to your question about the clot treatment and the affects of finding her hours later. Perhaps it did not make a difference if you found her 5 minutes later. I was in the hospitals days before I was given anything......just many tests...X-rays, scans, sonograms, blood tests. So I encourage you not to blame yourself. I hope your mother will be given a chance to stop smoking. I will keep you and her in my thoughts and prayers.