My husband is 42y/o Hx. of stroke 1 year ago. He awakened yesterday complaining of heaviness to his left arm?
My husband is 42y/o Hx. of stroke 1 year ago. He awakened yesterday complaining of heaviness to his left arm. As the day went his stated that he heaviness subsided. Since then stroke he still has weakness is his left arm and dexterity issues to his left hand. Today I noticed that his arm appeared more “flopping” just appeared to hang more. I asked him to open and close his hand and there were definite changes. But they would come and go. He is tired and sleepy. I know about stroke fatigue and I am an RN. I have assessed him head to toe and I cannot find any other symptoms indicating another stroke or TIA. It appears he is having a set back and that has not happened before. Is this a common occurrence or do I need to be worried? Please help.
ECG, brain MRI and ECHO. Should be done ASAP
What medications is he taking ?
Tell me more about the affected part in his body in the previous stroke , want happened and how did you manage it plz
This is not common set back, go to the ER and do a brain MRI as soon as possible
That’s an emergency it can be a TIA warning so you need to get INR test, MRI for brain ..clinical evaluation is not reliable in some cases.
Thanks for the query..
The symptoms looks like a medical emergency.
Consult an Emergency room.
Let them do investigations like MRI SCAN done for a quick diagnosis.
Other investigation can follow once management is initiated..
Hope this helps..
You will need to go to ER for urgent tests.