Hi, Bless you for caring for this woman. I am so sorry to hear about her problems.
Let me see if i can help you by giving you some basic information about the rehabilitation
process post stroke
and post surgical decompression.
Medications to prevent another stroke are just one part of the process. The other (and equally important part) is PHYSICAL THERAPY
. The patient needs to be in intense Speech and physical therapy so that the brain is encouraged to remap lost neurons to other functional ares of the brain.
Studies show that even without PT and ST, the brains remapping window will linger for 6-8 months after the Cerebrovascular event. WITH PT and ST, that remapping process can end up going on for up to 24 months!
So in the end, i don't deny that this is a really difficult situation for the patient, you and the family, but i believe intense PT and ST for up to 2 years is the patients best chance for recovery of functions.
I hope this helps. If you would like to discuss this further with me or any Neurospecialist on the site, you can use our "Ask a Specialist" option and we will get back to you right away.