my father and stroke

@laurika (4536)
United States
August 31, 2007 11:56pm CST
My dad has stroke year and half ago.He had problem a little bit with walking, but after couple month, it get better and better.When i was last time home, he seems to me pretty funny , relaxed and just fine.But everything change when I talk to him day before yesterday.He wanted wish me for my birthday , so we phone for 40 minutes.But I really did not know, what he was sometimes talking about.It had no sense or it was like talking to a child.it made me really sad.oh, also I wanted mention he got angry so easy and for nothing.I just feel lost and do not know hot to deal with that.Any help?
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
1 Sep 07
You need to take him to the hospital emergency room immediately. He may have had another stroke.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Well I am 13 000 miles from him.I was talking to my brother about this, how I was sad from him and he tell me I have to got use it, becuase it is normal.He said he was like that before also, but I just never seen that.How come???
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
1 Sep 07
You are indeed a long way from "home." I sent you a private message with a link that might help. Good luck!
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
thank you very much.Do not worry he has good care, just all that stuff, what he talk about...kinda like he is different person
@AmbiePam (51164)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Has he gone to the doctor? That sounds like a mini stroke. My grandfather had several, and those are very close to the symptoms he had. I hope you can get him to go get checked out again.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
My brother is doctor and he is there almost every day, plus my father is doctor too(but docotor of animals), but when he got first stroke he called himslef doctor and tell him what to do and so on.So i am not worried about something is wrong with him medicaly, I just cannot get use to his behavior.He just say jokes, what are not funny to me, say so much stories about people , who I do not know and he just talk and talk, but after hour if somebody ask me what was it all about...I just do not remeber...because it has no point.I mean I do not know how to respond to him...should I talk with him like before??Or like with little kid, explaine everythng....that, what 's the problem
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@AmbiePam (51164)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I think it is best that you humor him. I'm just going on what I learned with my grandpa. To correct him means fights. And if you just going along with what he says, calms him, then maybe his mind will start to ease up, and he'll start to remember things. But I would be more concerned how he is being treated at his house. I know that it is harder for people that live with sick patients to be kind all the time and not get impatient. My grandma struggled with that. Since you are so far away, I think just listening to him helps, and the encouragment you give is invaluable. And if you suspect he isn't getting proper care, just keep inquiring about it. Following your heart in this instance is probably the best thing possible. I hope you don't worry too much, but I know I probably would too.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I am sure he had good care, he is just probably missing me and has nobody to talk to.We always talk together like 20 minutes and that's it and this time it was double, kinda surprising.But he just probably needs to talk somebody other like only my mum. One thing is really interesting also...he remeber stuff from 40 years ago, but when I tell something what happen 3 weeks ago, he have to think a little longer to remind it..
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