Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Mum in hospital- had a mini stroke

Strange! Even as I was writing my last post, this had already happened....

I last spoke to her Monday. I couldn't get hold of her all Tuesday so I rang her neighbour. She couldn't get an answer at the door and there were no lights on so we drove down...
couldn't get in as my key didn't work- hers was in the lock the other side- VERY scary...
In the end we had to get the police out to force the door.
Seems she had slept from Monday night all through Tuesday- no sign she had been up at all.
At first her face was droopy, her lip bitten, her tongue bruised.
She didn't know who we were. She didn't know me.
She used all the wrong words, trying to speak but the words were wrong.
e.g. "waterfall" for glass and "macs" for policemen.
The ambulance took her in, I went with her, Luvbug followed in car....
I stayed with her till 11am, by which time she had seen 2 doc's and was on a ward.
All blood tests OK, x-rays OK, limb movement and reflexes ok, but doing a brain scan today.

They think it was a mini stroke, a "T I A".
Not as bad as a "real" stroke.
Usually full recovery.

Last night when we visited she was clearer, knew our names. She didn't use any wrong words and her face was back to normal. She has a temperature but other physical stuff is ok.
We took her some photo's of my brother's sons- her grandsons in other words- and she recognised them straight away and was chatting about them.
She asked after the cats, were they OK, etc..

She remembers the ambulance being outside the house but doesn't remember anything else about what happened. She also doesn't remember last weekend as my brother and the boys had visited and they had all had a nice time, but she doesn't remember. She remembered her neighbour's name and asked after her, but when I said a friend from her church had called, she didn't know who she was. SO there are still some patches but things are clearing....

Going to see her again from 6-8.30 tonight. My brother is visiting this afternoon.

Will update when I can.

Please keep everything crossed for her.
I know you'll all be wishing her well- thanks in advance for all your kind thoughts =)

14 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are purring for her. Take care of your self while you are taking care of her. I had a friend at work, young woman in her 40's, that had a TIA on the way to work. She knew me but her face was drooping on one side and she had problems finding the right words. She recovered within a couple of days, but was tole it was an early warning. When she left the company two years later, she had not had any further problems.

Dragonstar said...

Everything crossed here. You mother should improve well, but I know you won't be happy with her so far away from you. Remember to take care of yourself!

Ginger Jasper said...

I am sending you my loudest purrs for your mum's full recovery. Mum is sending love and thoughts.. You must have been so scared.. Hopefuly now they have got your mum in hospital, they can investicate and medicate to prevent it happening again.. In my thoughts.. Hugs GJ xx Carol xx

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending much love and well wishes for you and your mum.

Julie said...

Oh dear Helena, sending you a big hug and I do hope now your Mum is in hospital they will be able to get the right treatment for her. I have a friend in her 90's who has had 2 mini strokes and made a full recovery from both. That was several years ago now and she is well. Take care of yourselves too.

i beati said...

I am praying this instant for full recovery

Pinkllilac said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your dear mum, you and all your family and wish her a speedy recovery, my mum had the same last year and she is fine now so I wish the same for your mum.
Take card Helena, thinking of you and sending hugs.
Hugs Linda

Feronia said...

These are hard times for you all, Helena. But it does sound as though your Mum is recovering. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you. Take care and hugs to you all.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

My dearest Helena! Your mum is in my prayers for a full recovery and your family is in my thoughts for strength and wisdom right now. I know this is scary for you but rest assured that a full recovery is most likely!
Big soft hugs to you....Karla and Misses Peach

Chrissy said...

Hi hun, I hope ur Mum recovers asap...and will keep my fingers crosed for a good recovery...
It is so scary, I am thinking of you XX

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Coming over to see if there is any more news about your dear mum. Please know we are thinking about you constantly....
Love the cozy cottagers

Bodecea said...

Dear Heƶena,

found your Blog via Feronia, and I send you and your mother best wishes!

Bodecea

Helena said...

THANK YOU EVERYONE for all your lovely messages of support- it's esp. encouraging to hear that so many have known people tohave a TIA and then recover fully- you really helped me stop worrying so badly...

Shirley said...

As I said before, thank goodness she has you and you went right away. Things could have been a lot worse, even with a TIA, if she had just lain there.