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Re: Dad had a stroke

Re: Dad had a stroke

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Posted by Paula on June 01, 2000 at 22:29:47:

In Reply to: Dad had a stroke 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

First I'd like to thank those of you who responded to my post. My dad passed away on Memorial Day, he went into heart failure and they couldn't bring him back. It was not only a shock to us but his doctors as well, as he was progressing from his stroke really well. I guess the good Lord was ready for him to come home. Thank-you for your support.

Paula



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