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Doug's Recovery

Mar 01, 2009 - 0 comments
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subdural

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Recovery

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Headache

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injuries

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platelets

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Plavix



It has now been a week since my husband experienced a syncopial episode brought on by cough syncope, fell suddenly to the ground and suffered an acute subdural bleed. He received platelets in the ICU to reverse the effects of Plavix, stayed two nights, was transferred to the floor for one night and then returned home 5 days ago. Since that time he has spent the majority of his time sleeping. His appetite is poor, his balance is slightly impaired, he has a headache which worsens throughout the day which is only slightly improved with Percocet, he complains of vertigo and some hearing loss. Occasionally he is confused and has difficulty with simple tasks that he could easily perform prior to his injury. After 5 days I am starting to become very concerned and wondering if Doug will recover completely and wondering what I should do.

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