Another stroke - Update #2

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Another stroke - Update #2

Post by blbabe1234 » Tue May 21, 2019 12:05 pm

I originally had posted what happened in my Scrap a Day, but as I get updates, it might be easier to post in the General area.

Yes, you read right. My mom had another stroke. My dad called me at 2pm yesterday. It happened on the way to her dr's appt via Medical Transport. They rushed her to the hospital downtown and it took her about 4 hours to "snap out of it" and another 30 minutes to "wake up from the fog". She is aware of her surroundings, what happened and who's who. Her potassium levels were low so they have her on a Potassium Chloride and Ringers Solution. As of right now, in her condition, the doctor said she will be there for at least a week (d/c'd around May 28th).

Spoke to my dad early this morning. They will be pumping my mother full of electrolytes alongside the Potassium/Ringers solution for the next 2 days. They are also running tests - blood work again as well as doing a Barium Swallow Test, since she had such a hard time keeping things down  and even swallowing 2 weeks ago.

I'll continue to post updates as I receive them.


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Update as of 5pm May 21st:
MRI, XRaYS and other tests came back normal. No Barium Swallow Test as of yet because she can now swallow just fine and she's keeping liquids down. Prescribed anti nausea meds and she now has her voice back. Working with Speech Therapist. We are taking it one day at a time....

Thank you cherries for the hugs, thoughts, prayers, everything.

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We had a sporadic AT&T outage down here yesterday so calls/texts sometimes wouldn't go thru. And most of family (including me) have AT&T.

Update as of 9am May 23rd:

Another MRI got done last night. Waiting for the results. Cardiologist looked at her heart and her heart is fine. No damage, no blood clots. So no heart attack with this stroke. Voice is stronger. She is taking in liquids still, but they are trying to get her to eat pureed foods but she doesn't like the texture. She whines/complains and isn't having it. She's extremely stubborn and my dad and I (and DH and my brother) all believe that something in her  head is causing her to make it appear she is  "giving up". And the Dr said that it was a possiblity. So she has a Psychiatrist coming in today to talk with her. To her. Something. And the fact that she is so immobile and not wanting to get better, they are discussing long term nursing home. Her level of care that my dad and I can provide is out of our hands. Dad can get a 24-hr nurse but still. She needs so much care but not willing to do the "want to". KWIM? Oh and bloodwork from Monday afternoon came back fine too. The doctors (again) are not finding anything.

I called my grandparents and my Aunt and brother, texting everyone else the update. My aunt talked to her BFF (she's an RN and has worked at a nursing facility before) and she said that sometimes patients "will to thrive" part of the brain isn't functioning correctly. Especially in stroke patients. It gets damaged. So maybe that IS why all of this is happening? She gets to a point and cooperates and "thrives" so to speak...then BAM! SOmething happens and she goes down the slope. IDK. I'm not a dr or nurse or anything like that. I'm just taking in the information and trying to process it the best I can.

 
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Post by scrapy1967 » Tue May 21, 2019 12:13 pm

I am so sorry Brandy!! I will be keeping her and your family in my thoughts. 
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Post by emmapaige » Tue May 21, 2019 12:36 pm

Oh Brandy, I am so sorry. I will be sending good thoughts to all.
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Post by Monroe1218 » Tue May 21, 2019 12:40 pm

Oh Brandy - I am so sorry!  I will be keeping your Mom and the rest of your family in my prayers - as well as praying for the doctors and medical staff that will be caring for her.
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Post by Gail R » Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 pm

My thought and prayers are with your mom and your family
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Post by pawprints » Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm

I hope so much that they find out what is going on this time Brandy! Your mom and your family have been through enough. Many hugs sweetie.
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Post by JAire » Tue May 21, 2019 1:59 pm

Such sad news, I can only imagine how devastated you are! Bless you and keep your strength up, you know you really need to take care of yourself, too.
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Post by Sara Scraps » Tue May 21, 2019 2:50 pm

I’m so, so sorry Brandy! Sending you the biggest hugs and thinking of you!!!

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Post by Deanna13 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:52 pm

I'm so sorry hear that, Brandy! Will keep you all in my prayers and sending you Big Hugs!
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((((Hugs))) I'll be praying! (((Hugs)))
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Post by DN in MN » Tue May 21, 2019 4:09 pm

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Post by blfonty » Tue May 21, 2019 6:33 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. 
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Post by blbabe1234 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Update in OP
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Post by Linda S. » Tue May 21, 2019 7:02 pm

I'm happy to hear your mom is doing better. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending u big hugs!!

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Post by Vicki R. » Tue May 21, 2019 8:11 pm

Lots of prayers for your mom and the family.

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Post by sdwhru » Tue May 21, 2019 9:23 pm

So sorry, Brandy; prayers for your mom, family and everyone involved. Hoping they can figure out what is going on with her....
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Post by Shutterbug » Tue May 21, 2019 11:18 pm

Brandy, Ian sorry it has been so challenging for your mother. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.
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Post by blbabe1234 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:10 am

Thank you cherries for all of your kind words
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Post by 57Diana » Wed May 22, 2019 11:57 am

Sending big hugs and prayers for all of you!!
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Re: Another stroke - Update #2

Post by blbabe1234 » Thu May 23, 2019 12:55 pm

btt with Update #2 on May 23rd
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