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Re: fathers stroke

Re: fathers stroke

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Posted by larry coldiron on July 29, 2000 at 22:15:30:

In Reply to: fathers stroke posted by carol on July 29, 2000 at 21:14:05:

: my father has had three strokes and a heart attack in the last three weeks .The doctor tells us every week that there is no other outcome except death . but i refuse to accept this . He is 74 next month and because of his poor condition , is not a candidate for intensive care.His conscious level is very low , he opens his eyes occaisionally, but doesnt really focus,he has slight movement in his limbs except the right arm(none).He has a blockage in one of the Carotid arteries,which nothing can be done for.The muscle wastage is immense, but the doctor says that physio would be too stressful for him . I know my father is listening when we talk , and has tried to respond . The care he has got is terrible ,but as we are with him till midnight every night , we make sure things get done .
: Has anyone got any advice .Do we try and stimulate him further or would this cause yet another stroke ?
: Thanks

hi carol,
if the doctors were right all the time I wouldn't be here to write this.I would of died back in november of 92.while in my coma lasting 9 days and being declared brain dead I still heard the doctors tell my wife I'd die by morning.
they are doctors only nod gods as for causing another stroke or heart attack i don't know but don't give up hope on their say alone. I'll say an extra prayer for you and your dad if you feel like talking my address is posted just click on my name.LarryColdiron


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