Monday, January 23, 2012

Stroke

On Saturday late afternoon I received a call from my moms husband, Bill, that my mom had had a stroke. What?! Such unbelieving words, I couldn't totally understand what he was telling me. My mom's left arm went totally numb. Then, the left side of her face started to droop and then she started talking gibberish. Bill rushed her to the ER. Thank goodness he acted quickly. When I received the call the ER doctor thought it may be a TIA (which is a mini stroke and a lot better that a real stroke!!) After many testes and hours later the specialists changed her diagnosis back to a stroke. She had to stay the night for additional observation and in the morning had a MRI done to find the location of the stroke. I am glad to report my mom is home, doing so much better. She is on medication and is suppose to make a full recovery. It was real scary and gave me a major stress headache for 2 days straight. I hated being so far away. I felt helpless. I am so thankful for so many wonderful family members and close friends who were there at the hospital for my mom. She too is thankful for all the love and support!

5 Comments:

Stephanie Shumway said...

Lori! I am so sorry to hear that your mom went through that!! I'm glad she's on the road to recovery. hang in there, chica

Patrick and Jennifer Thompson said...

So glad to hear she is doing better.

Summer Spillane Jordan said...

ah! so glad that she's okay, and glad you just got to see her! helps the soul a little! lots of love to all of you!

rachel said...

I hope she feels a lot better soon. That is scary! I hate being far away when things happen too. So sorry.

All about the Monaghans said...

NOw that you know what is going on I hope that you can get some rest I know how stressed you must have been. Good luck with it all.