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My dad had a hemorrhagic stroke 5/18/05 and today being 4 days after, still in the hospital he won't wake up he is just sleeping, is this normal??? Should we make him wake up, sit-up??
The speech therapist is not in on the weekends and I think that my mom, sisters and I should make him at least do some counting or try to get him to talk or spell instead of not doing anything at all, I need to know if this is ok to do. We also brought this toothbrush to make him brush his teeth, is this ok? It's been 4 days now he has no paralysis, but we know his vision has been affected, he is some what confuss, and his speech is affected has trouble speaking, but did cuss at someone very clearly last night. Thank you
Queen of Harts
Liz in Long Beach
Remember, the brain needs to heal and it is so early still. From what we were told, it takes months for the blood to re-absorb back into the body. The body will do what it needs to heal and rest/sleep is the best medicine for that. Goodness, my mom has been three months and still has an afternoon nap most days. Give it time, it is so early yet, the strength and energy to stay awake will come in time.
Thank you for responding. My dad on Sunday, yesterday and even more today knew who we all (family) were, was talking to us and has been eating. They have moved him into the rehab wing of the hospital. Great improvement since my first comment to the forum.
God Bless you all.
queen of harts
On Monday 12/19/11 my aunt had a stroke...bleeding on the brain and she is sleeping a lot. The other day she was up for 20 minutes and today my mom said she was not with it today. How long does this typically take? She is paralyzed on one side of her body as well.....I wish I had some answers and know this takes time, but was hoping someone can tell me what they experienced. Please let me know this is my Christmas wish.
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