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    stroke effects
    An_227184 posted:
    My husband had a TIA Stroke five days ago . Things are getting worse every day - he can no longer use his right arm or leg and is now has trouble w/ memory and looks like he had another stroke.

    The Brain scan is not showing he had another stroke, but he sure looks different visually and physical. Does a stroke get worst day by day?? His blood presssure has dropped and he has a fever. I am really worried that the hosptial is not looking for the right thing. They say he has a artery that is is clogged in his neck , but don't want to operate for three weeks.

    He went in w/ prostate cancer - had the prostate remove and stroke three days later. beside not producing urine, they called a kidney specialist in to check that out. The stroke symptoms are worst.
    I really think he has had another stroke, now do you tell???

    Anyone with suggestions???
    JeffDaddy; responded:
    Lots of stuff going on. From your post it's difficult from any sounds like he's still in the hospital.

    Do stroke symptoms get worse over time? I don't know about the general case, but in my case they did not. The paralysis in my face and limbs progressively eased, however, in the first few days I'm sure I looked and acted like #$ll, so it's difficult to say how rapidly I got better.

    Is the hospital looking in the right place for a stroke? Since you say they want to operate, then I'll assume that he has a partial or complete blockage of a coratid artery. Logically, if this artery is the problem that would seem to be the place to start with respect to the stroke, etc. You might ask the neurologist what should be done after clearing the coratid.

    You should ask his neurologist if your husband's had another stroke. I was examined twice daily by a neurologist for stroke-related symptoms while in the hospital. After I got out of the ER and was tucked snuggly in my bed for the night in ICU I had a second stroke. I don't know what I looked like, but I have to say that it must have been pretty apparent I was having a stroke the way everyone started running around.

    Best of luck and I hope your husband recovers.

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