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Dad had a stroke

Dad had a stroke

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Posted by Paula on May 26, 2000 at 08:50:47:

14 days ago my father had what the doctors call a massive stroke on the left side of his brain. The first day they told us he would not survive because of fluid in his lungs. By the next afternoon he was awake and could nod yes and no to questions and had total movement back in his right leg. 2 days post stroke he could speak single words, and tried to put sentences together, though we could not understand him. After days of trouble with his breathing a E.N.T. specialist was called in to check out his throat and discovered alot of swelling which was blocking his airway and had a trach put in. After that his vitals are staying stable, although his heart has gone back into a-fib which is what caused the stroke in the first place, but it is being treated and they do not seem really concerned about it right now. There are days when he is really coherent and can "visit with us", and then there are days when we can tell he's just no comprehending anything we say. Any advice and encouragement would be appreciated.

Thanks Paula


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