Did the shoulder sublux? My mom is the same way. She neglects the left side, so we always check the right arm for BP etc. If I push her arm back up into the socket, we can check the left side too. Her left hand stays cold alot, like no blood is going to it. Was told by PT, ROM should be maintained so it will be easy to dress her.View Thread
My mom had a stroke May 2011. Finally got her blood sugars under control & her thyroid in sync. Now she has UTI's all the time. I am trying to start PT with her but everytime she gets going & feels great, she gets another UTI & it messes up everything. Was hopeful to have her up walking by now. Anyway to prevent these from re occuring? I have tried nightly cranberry juice, lots of water, vitamins, minerals, etc. She is on cipro again. Any help would be appreciated.View Thread
Had infections checked, urine & CBC all okay. She had a UTI, but it is all gone now. We were thinking maybe another small stroke but given the timeframe, her stroke with extension was May 14 thru May 31, or so we were told. She just stares into space all the time & if she does say anything at all its one word & then quite again. I am really worried, as is the staff at the SNF she is at.View Thread
After my mom's stroke, 2 months ago, she could still talk & you could have a conversation with her. Four days ago she just stopped. May say one word but thats it. Not sure what has caused this. She has been eating 2 meals a day & was to go up to 3 meals a day & get out feeding tube 8-1-2011. Any ideas, why she has just stopped talking & eating. Thanks for your help.View Thread
She was at a hospital rehab, their idea of rehab was to put her in a wheelchair each day & park it in front of the nurses station. After 15 days of this, they said we had to send her to SNF. My mom also has Ford Insurance thru the UAW, not just Medicare. She is now so weak that her uterus dropped & we see the ob-gyn doctor on Tuesday. She is in pain but the SNF says she can't have anything for pain because of her stroke. I had Skyline come out for an eval back in May, the day they came Sumner Regional over medacated her making her BP drop & she passed out. I contacted a Neuro Dr. at Vanderbilt, but they don't come to Gallatin,TN. The SNF has no Neuro doctors. She still is moving her arm alot also. I truly feel she fell thru the cracks of the medical system & the PPC Dr. acts like she is no longer his problem or his patient. Needless to say I'm mad as you no what with the whole bunch.View Thread
My mom has been in rehab for 1 month, now they are saying she isn't responding to rehab & Medicare won't pay for treatment. She is at a skilled nursing facility. The 1st 15 days after her stroke the hospital didn't do much rehab so she got really weak. Everything I have read says rehab can take upwards to a year after a stroke. I am not sure what to do now. Any help would be appreciated. We live near Nashville,TN.View Thread
My 73 yr. old mom had a stroke in May. She constantly is moving her right arm & touching her head or her hair. No one has ever seen tis in a stroke patient before. It's like a tick she has developed. Has anyone else ever seen this? Thanks for your replies. Sometimes the PT people have to restrain her arm to get her to concentrate on other exercises.View Thread
My mom was on statin drugs before her stroke & afterwards. Also on BP meds. Insulin dependent & also has graves disease(thyroid). Age 73, is trying to recover now. Because of the extent of disability, & different areas affected, My thoughts are the blood thinner heparin & anticoagulants w/ aspirin caused more damage or more small pieces of plaque to hit different areas of the brain. Also didn't have thyroid meds for 4 days, BP was high, sugar was running 300-400 after each finger stick. Any thoughts would be appreciated.View Thread
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