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Posted by Shana Turner on May 05, 2003 at 20:55:00:

In Reply to: Thanks for your e-mail! posted by Nancy on May 04, 2003 at 17:24:04:

Could you tell me more about your daughters stroke. Was it a hemmorage or an occlussion and what treatment/tests did they do for her when you took her to the emergancy room?

I am really having a hard time accepting that my husband was given the right treatment. When he was admitted into the er he was diagnosed with having a stroke within a half hour, however they wanted a Neorologist (specialist) to evaluate him....he was not seen by him for 3 hours which meant that his brain was still not getting any blood or oxygen. (I have been told that there is a 3 hour window for stroke victims to be treated with a drug to dissolve blockages) They also refused to do an MRI because of insurance issues. So when I got there about 4 hours after he was taken there the Neorologist had gone back to his practice and would not come back to explain to me about the stroke until after his practice hours were over until I demanded that he come back. When he came back he explained that with a stroke it takes about 24-48 hours to see how much damage had been done. I then reqested that he be transferred to a different hospital and he said that he was stable and that when he was done with his practice he would come back and release him to be transferred by ambulance to another hospital. After he went back they did a carotid ultrasound on his neck and found the blockage (this is 7 hours after being diagnosed and 7 hours with still no blood or oxygen getting to his brain) so when the doctor came back he seen the test results and paniced and wanted him transferred immediately by lifeflight. Sorry for all the information, but was any of these steps/tests taken with your daughter?

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