- Sep 2, 2006
Sorry to hear that Rands. Keep strong, its a hard long road.My dad had a major stroke(2nd one) 3 weeks ago. Happened about 2 in the morning. Called the ambulance. They took 2 hours to arrive. Had to take him to a state hospital(no med aid).
He spent 2 weeks at the hospital. Was horrible. He didn't know anyone or where he was.
He's at home now. No major physical dmamge but his memory is still shot. Its terrible watching him ask 'whose house is this'.
Vasbyt. Well done so far, especially with getting support for your mother.My dad is now home. My old lady is taking serious strain so we got a caregiver in to help out. He is slowly getting feeling and use of his arm and leg but progress is slow.
Luckily his mind is still perfect.
MikeyD, they never really told us, or at least not myself. But I am guessing he will never be able to use his arm properly. He is showing improvement in his leg and was able to walk aided for a few steps the other day. So its not complete doom and gloom. Only issue now is he has started smoking again. I fear that if he has another stroke he won't be so lucky the next time.Vasbyt. Well done so far, especially with getting support for your mother.
Another important point to remember... did the specialists give you an idea of your dad's final recovery level? My sister's was 70% movement and 75% mental capacities. While we always hope and pray for more, the reality must be accepted and we have to adjust our relationship accordingly. She is walking unaided (slowly) but has memory loss and concentration issues.
Never give up.
Tx DJSounds like you've been through the wars, kimbo...Glad you're still around to tell your story. Not to sound insensitive here, but I'm interested to know what goes on in your head when a stroke sets in?
+1. And seriously take the doctors advice. If he says you need to change something in your lifestyle DO it.I want to remind you guys about this thread - going for check ups at your nearest GP / Doctor - come on guys! I know you all lead lovely busy lifestyles but do not neglect your health.