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Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Monster Strikes Again

The Monster's name is STROKE!!! Yesterday morning when talking to Mom on the phone, there was silence and then Mom was slurring her words and not making sense. She did get out that she thought she was fine but I knew she wasn't. I called her neighbor to go check on Mom and she confirmed that something was wrong...I called the ambulance and met them at the hospital. This stroke came suddenly, without the terrible neck and headache of the previous two TIAs and has affected her left side. At first unable to squeeze her left hand or raise her left leg, but by late afternoon she accomplished both. She still cannot coordinate hand/eye movements, so cannot eat or drink on her own.
Please pray that with rest and time in the hospital, Mom will be able to come out and only need home-care....right now we just have to wait and see.My Brother saw our Doc this aft and the Doc mentioned that Mom will be in the hospital for a while(very possibly until after C-mas). Doc noticed confusion as well as the fact that she'll need physio. We are also having to consider putting Mom into the Care Home....my Brother and Doc are already working on it, just to be prepared.

4 comments:

Gary K Wray said...

I pray that your mom will make a full recovery. Strokes are hard, but if caught early you can recover well from them. I've had 3 and hope that's all....

Faye said...

YOU have hd 3 strokes, Gary???!!! Wow! Today Mom is already doing better. She was up for a short walk. Mom is the most determined person I know, so she will regain some things. We just have to be patient and see what motor skills are restored and what is permanent.
Thanks for your prayers :)

Dagmar said...

Sending you best wishes and prayers from your Mom's recovery!
I hope that inspite of all of this you can still enjoy the true spirit of Christmas!

Faye said...

Thanks Dagmar :) It actually helps to be around great friends, celebrating.