Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Because everyone was so kind when I wrote about my sister having a stroke I felt that an update would not be out of line. And catharsis is good for me.
The doctors have told my nephew that for all intents and purposes the right side of her brain is dead. That controls movement on her left side. However the right side is healthy. It controls speech and cognizance.
So they hold little hope that she will regain movement on her left side. Her eye is still swollen and only opens with assistance. That may or may not change.
They do believe that she will regain her ability to speak. She does know what has happened to her because her intelligence comes from the left.
It will be at least several months before she is able to go home. The hospital cannot treat her that long so they are moving her to a long term care facility.
I am still a believer that she will be able to do more than they predict. But I am no longer certain of how much more.
I must tell you my heart is breaking. She is my younger sister.
I am not looking for sympathy for me. My sister has a long recovery ahead of her and she needs all the support she can get. Please send some positive thoughts out for her. Thank you.