my 48 yr old mom had a Hemorrhagic stroke on the 26.05.2008. After 5months in hospital, she just came home yesterday. The neuro doc said it was a large bleed in the left side of her brain, which has left her paralysed on her right side. Mom has no speech whatsoever but she does understand and recognise us. At the beginning my family and I were in bits we did not know what to do, the docs said she would not survive and said the next 24 hours was crucial, if she survives that then she may have hope of living. she was in icu for 8days, and then was moved to a ward which she stayed for the remainder of the months. It is really difficult watching my mum not being able to do anything for herself as she cannot communicate or has any use of her right side. there is little movements of her leg but not anything yet for her to be able to walk. I am 17years old and i have a 12 year old little sister, and we are finding it very hard, not knowing if she will regain her speech and be able to walk. I was wondering maybe buying a few tools to help my mum mobilise again. please anyone get back to me, to give me the hope and that my mum will get better again, because at the moment i feel that i have nowhere to turn and to talk to anyone about this. I am also very scared that my mum will have another stroke.
Katie (United Kingdom, London.)