Hi copperline, sorry to hear about your father having stroke. Hope he is doing well now? With your words, i feel he is not being attended at a stroke center. This is a medical emergency requiring advanced and skilled care, so he needs to be attended by a Nerophysician/Neurosurgoen for better evaluation and treatment. Has CT and MRI brain been done to know the cause of stroke and is his blood pressure under control? Depending on the cause the treatment is to be initiated. So, instead just observing him at non specialized center it would be better to take him where all investigations and specialist are available to attend in no time. Take care and update on his progress.
Hi Suri123, thank you for your kind words. You are correct this is not a stroke centre. Apparently the nearest is 200miles away.
He received a scan on Saturday and a clot has been discovered and not a bleed. He has lost all movement down his right side and his speech is poor. His memory is perfect and he is quite aware of his suroundings. A speech therapist came in today and he is on semisolid food like yogurt and all liguids most be in a custard consistency state.
He is also taking aspirin and is awaiting physio. His blood pressure was high again last night. Thanks again for your welcome words.
Sorry about your dad copperline. Read the book by Jill Bolte Taylor "A Stroke of Insight". It is her wonderfully inspiring story about a brain aneurism that left her with a new perspective on life. It took her some time to recover but she made a full recovery with the loving support of her family and friends.
This book is a must read for anyone who has anything to do with stroke.