The Past Days Has Been A Rollercoaster of Feelings For Me
December 14, 2017 3:39am CST
Last 7th of December, the ManCom members, 8 of us, went to Manila through the big van of the company. While traveling, I was texted by my youngest sister that our mother had a stroke while asleep in the hospital when she was taken there for her high blood. I was sad, yet happy when we were at the Corporate Christmas party we have to attend. The next day was my birthday, and my boss treated us to lunch at Linguini Fini, then dinner at Vikings. My daughter also came so we can bond together. My boss insisted that she joined us for lunch and dinner. So she did. In between those times we went shopping. It was an enjoyable 3 days, though, at the back of my mind, I worried for my mother. So when we finally came back home, I went to the hospital where she is. I cannot control myself from crying seeing her not responsive, I have to go to the bathroom to cry. Her right body was paralyzed. Though her left is so mobile. She cannot talk but shed tears when I went to her left side, hugged and kissed her. She recognized me. I was there the whole day with my sisters. The doctor said she is doing good now and is waiting for her BP to stabilize so she can be released from the hospital and start her therapies to recover. I hope it will be soon.
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belated happy birthday. i didn't know you were here. i also didn't know your mother was hospitalized, and i didn't know we can have a stroke while asleep. it's great you got to bond with your daughter. will she be spending the holidays with you? i'm glad your mother recognized you. i hope she's not in pain. i hope your father is okay.
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Thank you. Yes, we were there since 8th morning until 10th morning. We were housed at Privato Hotel at Shaw Blvd. When she was sent to the hospital, she still can talk and recognize. But the next day when she woke up hindi na and was paralyzed. Sa CT scan nya it showed that she had a stroke while asleep. Yes, our daughter will be coming home this 21st to 25th, her birthday. She has to go back 25th via night trip air-conditioned bus. She has her duty the next day that's why. But at least she will spend her birthday with us. No, she's not in pain, she just keep sleeping. Yes, our father is okay. He even kidded mother when they went to the hospital to visit, that she should recover already because it will already be two of them in wheel chair. But I know deep inside he is worried.
i think your mother had cerebro-vascular accident probably infarct. she is able to move the left side of her body but it is weak, am i right? i think a therapist can help her rehabilitate her right hemiparesis. is she having a slurred speech? isn't she taking maintenance medication for hypertension?
Please talk in layman's term, my dear ingrid. I can't understand those terms. But anyway, her right side is paralyzed but she can move her left. In fact, she would always fold her left knee and her arm is so moveable. She cannot talk. But I think she can hear us though we don't know if she recognizes us. Though, she smiled at the doctor, when he told her to smile at him. Yes, she has a maintenance for medication. I actually told her to go to the doctor when once I visited her she has a high BP when BPed. But then, she didn't. I was telling her to do it because her maintenance dose might be too low for her high blood already.
@SIMPLYD my lady, hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body. hemiparesis is the weakness of one side of the body. both have the root word HEMI-. slurred speech is like the "utal" in Filipino term. hypertension is high blood pressure. rehabilitation, i know you know what this means. letting your mother smile is a test whether your mother had a problem with one cranial nerve, and this is the 7th cranial nerve or the facial nerve. this is one test i let my students do to their patients who had stroke- the patient should smile or frown symmetrically.
@YrNemo Maybe. But living with them is my 2nd to the youbgest sibling who takea care of her. She would clean her when she elimjnates waste without even putting a mask on her nose. She seemed not to get impatient taking care of her.
Thank you. Just yesterday, the two attending doctors both said she can be discharged before Christmas. However, the lady doctor wants her to have a therapy at the hospital and that she can already at least sit. She can already bend her right leg and arms.
Thank you. I am sorry for your husband's mother. My mother has been discharged from the hospital last 24th, so timely for Christmas. She can't talk but she is responsive when she sees us. She would squeeze our hands when we hold her hand. She can at least now jerk her right leg. She will have her therapies soon. we are hopeful and praying for her recovery.