Guest Clare Posted May 12, 2007 Share Posted May 12, 2007 Hi all, My mum was taken to hospital in the early hours, last Sat morning following a seizure. She lost conciousness and suffered 5 furthur seizures, after being anaesthetised a CT confimed a haemorrhage. She was then transferrred to a local Neurological HTU and stabilised. Within the first day she was breathing alone and opening her eyes, all of her limb function was normal, and by Sunday she could identify her family. She just kept falling asleep and snoring On Monday we were told she needed to have her ruptured anerysm coiled or mortality was certain within 3 weeks and shown the CT scan, I do not know what grade the haemorrhage was, but I know it took up at least 4 layers of the CT. During the coiling she suffered a stroke and was given Repro??? to rectify it. By yesterday, she was about the have the line in her neck removed and had stopped the vague staring, although she was still very drowsy she was able to converse sufficiently and laugh. She has been eating really well since tuesday although she is being spoon fed, she can hold a cup and swallow tablets. An xray has confirmed a chest infection and she is now on antibiotics for this. I know vascospam could be major setback now, they have said she is at risk for 20 days??? if anyone could give me the facts about vascospasm it would be much appreciated. I believe its only a 25% chance of surviving the first month, why? I know she has mended well so far but knowing she could still die is so painful, we are all suffering and it's been so hard keeping everything and everyone together. I am also 6 weeks away form having my second baby, my mum was so excited, I just pray she will be much better by then. Although my loved ones are a great support, I felt I needed help and advice form people who have been thorough this. Thanks Clare x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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