• 8 months ago

    My mom recently suffered a intercranial stroke

    Happened last week while she was working out at the gym, her left side went limp. Apparantly she had been suffering from a brain bleed.

    So I need some answers. For a few days after the stroke she could barely open her eyes because of swellness of the brain, but could talk although we could barely hear her.

    Towards the end of the week she was complaining about how often the nurses were coming at night to do assessments (every 15 minutes) and she was barely getting any sleep.

    Finally the neurologist started allowing more time between assessments (2-3 hours). For the last few days all she has been doing is sleeping and when she wakes up, it's for a short period of time. The last two days she's barely said a word. She said yesterday she had a sore throat and didn't feel like talking (and her nose has been stuffy). However, it's difficult for the nurses to do any assessments because she isn't talking.

    Also, she has been on Manitol to reduce the swelling in her brain. When she's on it, her afib and blood pressure go crazy, especially at nice. She already has a history of afib so I'm curious to know why they would give her something like this?

    Today some positive news. There's a good chance she will be getting moved to the neurology floor. My sister is still concerned that she has barely spoken since yesterday. My main concern is the sleeping. I know it's important for her to sleep cause it helps the body heel, but it seems she's sleeping a bit to much, is this normal?

    Sorry for the long post but I am a little concered/confused/scared and annoyed over the whole situation.