Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yes, Stroke

Last night, while I was sitting in my mother's hospital room, a doctor came in to share that she did, in fact, have a stroke. Deep in the brain, where autonomic functions are controlled. So they aren't sure that she can even swallow.

Her speech is slurred, and she cannot move her right hand. And she is right handed.

How much more can her body take? And yet she does not seem to want to be DNR. If CPR became necessary, her ribs would certainly be fractured, she is so frail. But who can argue with the will to live?

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