There is evidence my husband [now age 73] suffered a stroke
There is evidence my husband [now age 73] suffered a stroke some months ago. He was an exceptionally intelligent man who began having difficulties in concentration and word recall and was referred to a neurologist in July, who ordered an MRI. Because he has a defibrillator, he had a CT scan instead. During the followup visit in late October to learn the results of the CT, he was aphasic and unresponsive to simple questions. Also during that visit, he had a massive seizure and spent the night in the hospital. The next day, the neurologist ordered a 48-hour EEG with video at home. The next week, he had a cerebral angiogram to rule out renous or arterial issues. The neurological surgeon who performed that procedure told me there was evidence of atrophy in the frontal lobe and indications of dementia. A week later, my husband revisited the neurologist who found him more coherent and ordered another visit and CT scan next month. Should the neurologist also be ordering cognitive therapy and speech therapy? There has been no recommendation on that front, but it seems from the caregiver side that this should be an urgent next step. His neurologist's approach seems a passive treatment plan and I am frustrated by the neurologist's unresponsiveness to my husband's obvious cognitive and speech impairments. Am I just a pushy and impatient wife? Or should I be proactive in demanding a treatment protocol?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: See above re neurologist visits. After the seizure he was prescribed kepro.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Heart attack 2008. Stent. Defibrillator. Lung surgery 2013.
My 8-month old used to babble and baby talk like crazy. All
My 8-month old used to babble and baby talk like crazy. All of a sudden it's like he forgot how. He tries and it seems like nothing comes out. He is crying normally, whining, laughing and behaving normally - just forgot how to talk. It is scaring me to death. What would cause this and should I be alarmed?
My medical background is: I have Multiple Sclerosis. I
Good evening. My medical background is: I have Multiple Sclerosis. I currently am taking Tysabri Infusions and it works very, very well. BUT, my problem is with my speech. I can sing just fine and pronounce words pretty clearly. Currently, I see a speech therapist once a week for an hour ++ . My diagnosis is labeled // CLUTTERING //. If I talk loudly with volume and go quite slow it gets a bit better... Is there any medication that is out there that can give me some help. They say that chewing gum creates saliva that you need to formulate the sounds to say the words........ I am a former teacher. That is why this is so, so hard to figure out. I appreciate you professional thoughts.
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My 6 year old son has had a range of medical issues, within
Customer: My 6 year old son has had a range of medical issues, within the last 2 years has had seizures and recurrent fevers (up to 105.1'F) He has been seeing immunology and neurology whom are all stumped to find a diagnosis. Recently he has been losing weight, is extremely fatigued (sleeping 14 hrs a night followed by numerous naps throughout the day), and is complaining his legs hurt and having dizzy spells. He had a CBC done with other lab work and the only abnormal readings are lymph= 61.8 and neutro= 23.9. His pediatrician just called and said they see the abnormal results but are unsure what they mean so they are referring him to Pediatric internal medicine. I am not sure if I should push to see a doctor asap or wait for this referral to go through.... JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: His seizures are abnormal- and not grand mal type as they present themselves with severe headache, aphasia, high fever, and regression of fine motor skills. The regression slowly secede after the seizure subsides. The seizures last 36 hrs to 5 days. A 5 day EEG confirmed constant waves and spikes 24 hours a day. Outside of the seizures his immune system seems to be unable to keep him healthy. (although his labs don't prove that) If he is in public or around groups of children he gets incredibly sick. He missed over 50 days of school last year and is now in homebound education. This fatigue, weight loss, sore legs, and dizzy spells started about 2 months ago and has steadily worsened. (It has gotten to the point that these last 2 weeks he falls asleep at the end of a 30 minute speech therapy lesson due to the fatigue). JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Pediatrics Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: yes JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
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I have an ENT in Brunswick Georgia. He sent me to an
I have an ENT in Brunswick Georgia. He sent me to an incredible Rhinologist in Savannnah Ga who did surgery on my damaged sinuses.I have been hoarse for over 6 months. My ENT checked for nodules,cancer ect and checked out O.K but the hoarseness persists.My ENT said he saw scar tissue.I am a teacher and sing in my church or used to.I am at my home in Clayton Ga.Close to Gainesville and Atlanta Ga.Can you suggest anyone that can help me?
My Mother has started to lose control of her right side as
My Mother has started to lose control of her right side as far as her hand and now her leg, her speech is slurred and hard to understand. She drools excessively, problems with swallowing to the point of failure to thrive. She eats applesauce, Boost, Malt O Meal, Mashed Potatoes, Cream of Wheat. She has trouble drinking any kind of fluid. Her mobility is only with assistance. Her right leg gives out quite frequently.