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rkthapar posted:
My mom 68 had a stroke/hemorrhage 22 days before and released from hospital and move to rehab now. She is not responding very well but breathing her own but does open her eyes body has movements.
Doctors has suggested she might take about 5 to 6month or more for recover. Please advised

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Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
Your doctors are absolutely right. This can be a very slow process, but it is very important that your mother receive rehabilitation at an early point in her recovery. It is important to prevent complications that could slow her progress.


I wrote a 4 part series on Rehabilitation for WebMD. It is under A Different Normal section. Here are the links to all four of the articles and then you should easily find additional information on the site. .


http://blogs.webmd.com/chronic-conditions/2012/03/why-rehabilitation-is-important.html


http://blogs.webmd.com/chronic-conditions/2012/03/how-does-rehab-work.html


http://blogs.webmd.com/chronic-conditions/2012/03/asking-the-right-questions.html


http://blogs.webmd.com/chronic-conditions/2012/03/where-you-go-for-rehabilitation-makes-a-difference.html




Good Luck
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
 
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rkthapar responded:
Thank you so much for advise. She is on Tracheostomy do you think that would slow her recovery? How long do you think patients usually take to come off that?.


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Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
Unfortunately the time to takes to wen someone from a "trach" varies greatly. Her doctors would be the best one to answer that question. The good news is that the vast majority of patients are able to get rid of their trach. Good Luck
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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