Guest KateG Posted July 10, 2010 Share Posted July 10, 2010 Hi, I'm Kate and my mum had a severe stroke just over two weeks ago. Luckily she is almost physically recovered after initial limited use of her right arm. Her face is numb on the right side but looks OK. BUT she is having great problems with speech, auto responses are fine but the more she tries to say something the harder it is. Initially she would often just laugh, and we would say 'tell me tomorrow' but now she is starting to get really cross and also crying which is new yesterday. She won't look at any get well cards or letters, we know she can read a bit but not all the words. My step-dad is 80 and in good health but I am not sure how much he will cope with when she comes home for good, she is on a 24 hour 'home trial' this weekend. Yesterday my sis went to see her after a week gap and noticed a massive improvement but was so upset by mum's crossness and crying which I hadn't experienced the day before (I can get over more often as I am nearer and my kids are older) I have seen her almost daily except for a 4 day break while she was transfered to her local hospital as the stroke happened in Kent while they were on hols and we live in the midlands. Sorry to go on so much, but it is all new to me and I am trying to learn as much as I can and think people who have experienced stroke in the family will be the best help Thx Kate xx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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