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Sat May 25, 2019, 11:33 AM

My dad had a stroke two days ago.



His right side is affected. He cannot communicate other than yes/no, seems sharp as if he knows what's going on/makes appropriate facial expressions, cannot walk, and his right arm is currently useless.

Today, providing his eeg and echo results are negative, he's going to rehab.

Dad turned 91 last month.

I am wondering how much improvement I can realistically expect after rehab for a formerly inactive man his age. If anyone has any experience with this, your views would be appreciated even while I realize everyone and their results post-stroke are different.

I surely miss my old curmudgeon.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:42 AM

1. So sorry Babylon. Hoping for a quick recovery for your Dad. Take care

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:54 AM

2. Sending healing energy!💫

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:58 AM

3. My husband was completely paralyzed on his left side. Got it back and learned to walk

Again. The sooner you start therapy the better the result. The brain is amazing.

My heartfelt positive vibes go to you and your family.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:35 PM

6. Thanks. That is encouraging! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:04 PM

4. :hug:

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:13 PM

5. Oh, that's rough

I don't have experience with this, but I'm sending you and your Dad lots of good thoughts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:02 PM

7. Wishing him the best. His buy-in to rehab is important.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:03 PM

8. If he's 91 he must be a tough chap. Sometimes it takes time for things to

come back. I hope for the best for him. Good luck.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:11 PM

9. Oh I am so sorry for what your dad (and you) are going through!

When my mother-in-law had a stroke she was a bit younger (in her eighties) but because intervention /therapy was swift, she was able to eventually bounce back and resume almost everything except driving. While every case is different, I think that getting him into rehab asap is going to be the key. Good luck, sending you hugs!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:17 PM

10. Good luck and hoping for the best for you and your dad..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:18 PM

11. I'm so sorry--wishing him and you all the best.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:34 PM

12. I had a stroke at the young age of 52

I had to wait 6 months in a Nursing Home till my body was able to go to Rehab.
My Family has joked about that time as me being lost in Long-Term parking at the Airport.

Best of Luck for you and your Dad, I found the People that assisted me in Rehab to be "Angels on Earth"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 03:12 PM

13. A distant relative had a stroke. He was out of it. Then he fell in his chair

in the hospital and came back.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 03:24 PM

14. Much sympathy for him. Strokes can take awhile to get past the damage. One of my friends had a

heart attack followed by a stroke last week. She's been in rehab and can now move her left fingers a bit. Hang in there, Gramps!❤

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:08 PM

15. Daughter had left-brain stroke at 54, 3 yrs ago; right side of body affected, as your Dad.

She had aphasia- couldn't process words at first, and still very much affected in speech, though we who know her can figure out what she is referring to. She understands what is said to her and what is going on around her. At first, all she could say was "yes". Now she speaks haltingly; when she puts 4 words together in a short sentence, that is an accomplishment.
As with your father, daughter's right arm is useless, though she has feeling in it; just no working muscle, even in the fingertips. We were told immediately after her stroke that her right arm would not recover. - I guess the medical personnel knew that from experience with others.

Daughter's right leg was not affected wholely; perhaps not as strong as previously, but she ambulates with a small walker on her left hand; it is called a hemi-walker.
We were told that the middle of three arteries in the left side of the brain had received the "soft' clot, likely something resulting from atrial fibrillation.
Daughter had several months of rehab, but cannot manage life on her own. She lives in a long-term care facility.
Feel free to contact me by personal message if there is any more info you wish re our and daughter's experience with left-brain stroke.

Best wishes to your Dad, and you and your family.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:44 PM

16. Oh dear me...

I hope he gets better. Here's a for you.

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