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is death from stroke common?

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by rbrown, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. rbrown

    rbrown Registered User

    Jan 22, 2015
    9
    I'm trying to look on the internet but nothing is of much use, he was originally diagnosed with alzheimer's but I'm not so sure since he's had strokes so really nothing is helping my search.


    My grandad had another stroke this morning and his brain is bleeding so there is not really any hope, he won't be operated on as he is likely to die during surgery. I don't know it'd just comfort me if I knew what to expect if anyone could help it would be appreciated massively.
     
  2. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,035
    Hello rbrown

    Sorry to read your Grandad had another stroke this morning:(

    The time immediately following stroke is difficult, many people are not operated on for various reasons.

    I hope he is comfortable and well looked after and that he will come through this stroke as he has others.

    Take care
    Sue
     
  3. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
    South
    I know you'd like an answer but we can't really give you one. It depends on where the stroke is, how much the brain is affected, other diseases etc.

    Certainly some people die from stroke but others live through many strokes. I am sorry we can't put your mind at ease.
     
  4. rbrown

    rbrown Registered User

    Jan 22, 2015
    9
    Thank you Sue and Soobee for responding, even a response has made me feel that bit better even if you can't answer my questions so thank you. He is comfortable, so hopefully it's not too severe but I don't know where the damage is to the brain.

    Thanks a lot
     
  5. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,035
    Hello again rbrown

    It also depends what has caused the stroke as to what recovery there may be and it does take time.

    Don't give up hope. You could try and speak to the Dr responsible for his care to give you more information.
    Best wishes
    Sue
     
  6. flower1

    flower1 Registered User

    Apr 12, 2013
    124
    My mum had a stroke five years ago, they said in hospital that she would not survive but she did. Been in nursing home since hospital. Now in late/severe stage vascular dementia (as originally diagnosed as front lobal stroke). Been a long hard journey but mum is still fighting on. I wish you all the best.
     
  7. rbrown

    rbrown Registered User

    Jan 22, 2015
    9
    Hi again Sue, he's in the later stages, he has had mini strokes in the past which have worsened the dementia but this time it's a major one. I went to the hospital to see him and he's just asleep and unresponsive, but I don't know where the bleed is so hopefully it might not be worse case scenario.

    Flower1, thanks for sharing it's good to hear your mum is still going after something destructive such as stroke, wish you and your mum the best.
     
  8. maryw

    maryw Registered User

    Nov 16, 2008
    3,805
    Surrey
    Hello, just popping in to give you some reassurance about the wonderful work stroke units do. My husband had a major stroke almost 2 years ago, which at the time left him totally paralysed. He had to be turned in bed. He too has had many smaller strokes, discovered by the MRI. I have learnt that the brain is very complex but also very clever as it will in time make new neural pathways around the damaged area. My husband is now able to walk the dog, but only slowly and short distances. But we are thankful for that. But it takes time and a lot of work. The stroke units are amazing in their skilled support. Hoping you have better news soon x
     
  9. rbrown

    rbrown Registered User

    Jan 22, 2015
    9
    Thank you Mary, I'll hope for the best, good to hear that your husband is doing so well :)
     

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