19th October 2007

Update on Dad

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The good kind of stroke to have is the hemorrhagic, because the other kind (eschemic or occlusive, I gather) kills off more brain tissue.  dad had the good kind.  They’re moving him from the neurology floor on Monday into the hospital rehab unit.  That means they think they help him regain his health.  Needless to say we are all much relieved that he isn’t likely to die or go into a coma.  On Wednesday night, this wasn’t real clear.  On Thursday it was wait and see.  But today following lots of CAT scans and an MRI it appears that he’ll improve!  He still makes up words.  He had a good one for “rain gauge” today.  Wish I’d jotted it down.  Instead, I just said, “When you say [weird-word], I think you mean “rain gauge.”  He said, “You can follow along pretty well.”  Good to be with-it in the land of scat-man daddy.

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  1. 1 On October 20th, 2024, Brian Hayes said:

    Scat and a’that. It’s so tough. My neighbor is suffering, his father too. I’m calibrating my warmth gauge.

  2. 2 On October 20th, 2024, Winston said:

    Glad to know it was the good kind of bad thing. Keep him on track for rehab and on-going medz and chances are usually high for complete recovery and normal life.

  3. 3 On October 20th, 2024, madame l. said:

    very glad to hear this good news. i have more to say about “normal life”, but i’ll save it for chat where it won’t be taken as mean. because that’s not what i mean. you know what i mean. regards to b. and miss molly.

  4. 4 On October 20th, 2024, Liz D. said:

    I’m glad to hear that the dad unit is continuing to recover. It is surely a hard place to be for the children (voice of experience here).

    My best to you and yours.

  5. 5 On October 21st, 2024, tom said:

    Hoping all will be well - my dad had a stroke in his 70’s from which he came back and had another good decade. Watch the medications - polypharmacology and all that bollocks.

  6. 6 On October 21st, 2024, Frank Paynter said:

    Thanks everybody. We’re having our ups and downs, but tomorrow I think he gets admitted to the rehab wing, which means the docs think he has pretty good recovery chances.

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