So Tuesday night after dinner I flopped with my kitties to watch some Tv. I noticed that my right hand kept slipping out from under my head. I stood up and my right leg was numb as well. It seemed to be getting worse so I called 911.
At ER they took cat scans and discovered that i had a hemorrhagic stroke, caused by hypertension. Tuesday night my left hand/leg were unusable and my speech sounded like a drunken frat boy.
I'm very blessed with amazing family and friends. I had called my mother while waiting for 911 and she contacted the hospital and bullied my status out of them while i was still in ER. She was on a plane a few hours later.
She will stay for this month and my SO will come up for all of next month and mom got tickets for May already to come back after he goes.
I can already walk short distances and use my right hand. They aren't quite reliable and a little hard to control but the more i work them the faster my brain makes new pathways. I sit up at night and do dexterity exercises. My face is back to normal except for a very slight droop in my right eyelid and unless i talk too fast or try to sing my speech is normal.
They expect me home by Sunday or Monday with daily outpatient physical therapy for a little while.
The cats were fed by my apartment maintenance until my mom got there. She told me that Book was fine, just hungry but MowMow was frantic. She said at night he paces and cries. She says that he comes for pets but had dragged my dirty shirt from work to my computer chair and spends most of his time laying on it. I asked her to pull a few others out of the hamper and not not wash them so he feels better. She says he is is eating and peeing so that's good. When he cries she gives him a dirty shirt and he lays down on it and quiets down. She also wonders how "you manage to live with that maniac black cat" who ate her oatmeal, stole her hearing aid and ran off with an entire loaf of bread while she was standing right there.
Last edited by MowMow; 03-09-2012 at 08:00 AM.