My father had a hemorragic stroke in the Broca's area about a month ago. He is 74 years old a prostate cancer survivor and a diabetic. He is home and can walk speak really well has no memory loss however he has problems with nerve sensation in his right hand and is unable to move it much. He does have a grip but can't really move his fingers - last week he was able to write a little but today he cant writ at all. Is this normal or indicative of another stroke? Also why are the doctors unable to tell us the cause of the stroke? We do know there was a 3 cm lesion and swelling and bleeding but is it from a clot or a tumor ? Will he regain his ability to write? What are the odds of a full or near full recovery and what I fear a relapse?
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He does have a grip but can't really move his fingers - last week he was able to write a little but today he cant writ at all. Is this normal or indicative of another stroke?
It may not be a perfect indicative factor of another stroke, however it shows that there is much to do on the rehabilitation aspect of the present condition. Good rehabilitation methods results into a better improvement.
Also why are the doctors unable to tell us the cause of the stroke?
We do know there was a 3 cm lesion and swelling and bleeding but is it from a clot or a tumor ?
A good CT scan or an MRI scan could had helped. Really can't comment as why they are unable to provide the real cause of the present condition.
Will he regain his ability to write?
This again shall depend upon the speed and the way rehabilitation is planned or executed.
What are the odds of a full or near full recovery and what I fear a relapse?
Full recovery can't be a garuntee but surely a possibility. Relapse can be prevented, if proper anti-clotting medicines are administered, with corect dosage and same are taken correctly.
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