Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Update On My Brother’s Massive Stroke


Two months have passed since my brother suffered a massive stroke and despite the depressing results of the brain scan and dire predictions from specialists, he continues to make steady progress. According to their predictions, he’d never make any improvement beyond what he was immediately following the stroke because there was too much brain damage. He’s been working hard at rehab, is now walking a lot with a hemi walker and is able to maneuver from his bed to wheel chair, wheel chair to toilet, and so forth. He can lift his bad leg from a sitting position and bend it at the knee. There’s trace muscle movement in his bad arm. That’s how the leg improvement started, but the arm is progressing more slowly. He can form words, but not sentences. All in all, he’s done very well over the past two months. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes.

Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

5 thoughts on “Update On My Brother’s Massive Stroke

  1. my family is going through the same thing with my grandpa however, the DR’s are saying that he will never be able to move, talk or walk again. Reading your blog will give me hope. Thank and our prayers are with your family. 🙂


  2. I’m very sorry to hear about your grandpa. Thank you for the prayers and know that ours are with your grandpa as well as you and your family. Recovery is slow and painstaking. Hope and faith are all we have at such times. May God bless you and grant you the strength you need to sustain that hope. Elizabeth


  3. Dead Elizabeth,

    I’m very sorry.

    I know…two strokes – picture of the brain-1/4 “broke” Many, many seizures. Spleen, heart, lung, leg & brain blood clots. Blood disease…mystery. Write…no, limp…favoring one leg, cussing…uh-huh. 26 years old…health, woman.

    “Don’t let it beat you.”

    30 years old


  4. Thanks, Stephanie. 🙂 Elizabeth


  5. I’m so glad to hear about your brother’s amazing recovery! that is truly a blessing! through God all things are possible despite what anyone else tells you! hearing that gives me more hope for my grandmother! she suffered from her 3rd stroke three days ago, but this time it was a massive stroke leaving her unable to move her left side. Please pray for her


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