Real life problems…. My dad had a small stoke…Warning signs of a stroke


Today I am dealing with real life problems. Yesterday My dad had a small stroke.  This will be his third and the prognosis is very good.  He is 72 and is about to embark on a research study in Jerusalem with Hadassah Hospital.  Of course this could mess up his plans but I think if we have no further problems they will be able to go.  Of course it makes me nervous but he has been working on this project for 23 years and really wants to go… His right side is affected but yesterday he was dropping his fork and food and today he was managing much better… So today I will take care of my dad…  It is a familiar role… Caregiver… I have done this for others and I will do it again… It so much better then the alternative.  dav No real estate.  We took the pending off the market to fix it and count the 31 days for a new listing…

I am posting the warning signs of a stroke…

Here are the stroke warning symptoms:  Call 911 and/or get the person to the hospital within 3 hours of the onset of symptoms…This could be the difference between life and death…. recovery and disability.

From http://www.webmd.com/stroke/news/20080508/few-aware-of-stroke-warning-symptoms

According to the CDC, the five warning symptoms of a stroke are:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the arms, legs, or face, especially on one side.
  • Sudden vision problem in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or difficulty walking.
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Promptly recognizing stroke warning symptoms and seeking immediate emergency care can mean the difference between life and death or disability. Patients whose stroke is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain (blood clot) can be treated with clot-busting drugs, but such medicines should be given within three hours of symptom onset. Other type of strokes may require immediate surgery to prevent serious disability or death.

View from the hospital room.

 

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