Skip to comments.A Fourth indicator of a Stroke
Posted on 06/14/2009 5:38:02 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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Thank you 0h-Ah.
“You know your full of sh-——————”
My father had a series of what were termed “mini-strokes” over the course of a year, and the only noticeable change was a certain degree of lethargy, followed by personality changes, and even these were slow and cumulative. By the time it was obvious that something was amiss, it was well past time to be able to do anything about it.
But, theses “mini-strokes” were not ultimately fatal. They just changed him.
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S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)(i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
O *Ask if this person was an 0bama Voter. If so, slip a ‘DO NOT RESUSCITATE’ necklace over their head.
(Thank you. That really IS good advice, and I’d not heard it.)
Thanks! I’ll be here all week! Try the Buffet and don’t forget to tip your Waitress!
This is my two cents, the standard Red Cross training.
Signs of a stroke:
F. A. S. T.
F: Face: ask person to smile. Both sides of the face should raise up the same.
A: Arms. ask person to raise arms. Both sides should raise up the same height. Sagging, or inability to raise the arm when previously able to, could indicate a stroke.
S: Speech. ask person to repeat a short sentence. Speech should not be slurred, words should be in order. Inability to speak clearly or repeat brief sentence in order could indicate a stroke.
T: Time. If problems with any of these, note the time, call 911. Time is important, in getting the best treatment. Early detection is crucial.
A friend of mine had a stroke, and didn’t realize it. She called her husband to bring her a towel, and her speech was gibberish, that’s how HE immediately realized what was going on. She said that to her, her speech seemed clear, she had no idea she wasn’t speaking properly. She said that when he came right in with the towel, she thought she was raising her arm to take it, but she wasn’t. He caught her just as she started to fall. She said that if he had not been home, the doctor said she probably would have had much more trouble.
On the good side, she did recover completely.
The person having the stroke may not realize what is going on or be aware of any symptoms.
PS, this is first aid training.
This came around on e-mail quite a while ago. Don’t know how true it is but it’s interesting.
I believe that there is an 85% chance of complete recovery if a stroke is diagnosed and dealt within 3 hours of the onset of symptoms.
It depends on weather or not it is hemorrhagic or ischemic.
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Thanks for posting ......... PING!
“A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.”
I don’t buy that for a minute. My dad had a stroke AT THE HOSPITAL. Treatment started immediately. Lost his eye sight, most of the use of his left side and most of his short term memory.
Nothing could be more accurate than an email
Thanks, I appreciate it!!
For whatever reason, my smile has normally never been straight. I deliberately try to yank up on my right side for photos, knowing that otherwise, it will look like I'm having a stroke.
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