Father had massive infarction with recurrent bleeding in brain. Went through a couple of surgeries. Has headaches. Recovery chances? Husband alcoholic and smoker. His chances of chronic diseases? - Online Doctor Chats
have some queries for my father in neurology
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he just got a stroke
on 2 march
Doctor says its a massive infarction
sorry about it
more than 2/3 of brain is affected with blood clot
he got paralysed also
on left side
Really sorry about it
now the concern is
Doc said he has that massive infarct in both lower and upper part of brain
on 13mar he re bleeded
fresh blled and was operated on immed basis
then after 6 days moved back to general ward from ICu
nd now on 22mar he again complained abt severe headcahe
he has been shifted to general ward today also
but since he is in military hosp so doc didnt tell things cleraly
m concern is does ths re bleed cases recover
and what should be done?
Yes, they do recover
your suggestion pls
If the bleeding is more, surgery has to be done again
but the process has to stop?
We can arrest the bleeding to certain extent
Full recovery is not possible
It relies completely on individual patient, patients response to treatment
full recovery of patient of bleeding?
The extent of brain damage
Full recovery is almost always nil
Sorry about it
but when you say full recovery
then what does it mean
just want to know exactly
but chances of survival of such patients?
Full recovery means complete control of motor activity or movements
do people survive?
Yes, chances of survival is high
Ok thats more than enough for me
However, the quality of life post the event is only fair
that he survives
means he could become bed ridden?
You are right
Also, he may be unable to do a few motor activities
but if proper physiotharaphy is being done then with a support he can walk a bit or so
one thing i knw that he will never come back to shape one
With a moderate amount of physiotherapy, patient can get back to 75% normal state
Don't lose hope
when he comes out of ICU
Don't be disheartened
and is able to talk
Your father will be fine soon
he gets emotional
he cries for smallest things
that is also not good for him right?
Yes, he will definitely speak
Some people are like that emotional
It's a good nature
but i hope his rebleeding is not due to him crying or still taking tension
but he never had Bp
His blood pressure needs to be controlled aggresively
last month he had BP issues
and he started taking medication
he was all fit and fine
he works with Airforce
suddnly it hapened?
It was probably there for sometime but was diagnosed only last month
and that will be controlled with good life style, no tension, proper diet and medication
oh ok like that
we missed it
and got very late
And when BP presents like this, it is very XXXXXXX
As you have seen in your father
What is his age?
I must take my mothet too for the check up
he is 55 yrs exactly
No harm in it
Please take your mom and get a master health check up done
She would benefit from it
what should I ask that I want a full medical done for my mother?
are thr any specific testes
You can ask for a "master Health check up"
needed ur help in one more thing
about my husband
can I pls ask?
he is a chain smoker and drinks too much
he is 30 yrs old
his family background is full of Diabities and BP
I want his check ups also
I am sorry
Your husband is at high risk for all chronic diseases
so the same Master health check up has to b done?
what is chronic disease?
please suggest a good place for his master health check up in bangalore
He would need multiple counseling sessions
You can get it done at Manipal Hospital, air port road
thank you so much dr. Shanthi
you have been a good help
I may bother you again with my queries
Anytime, pleasure is mine to help you
specialy in my father's case
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