Dear Dr Rajul,
I was fascinated by your method of stroke treatment and i must say how great a person you are to give stroke patients a new lease of life.
Two days, my dad was admitted to the hospital for the first time for a major stroke as advice by the doctor. His left brain was said to be extensively damaged and the movements on his right were affected. He had also lost his speech as a result of the relapse.
Currently he was in stable condition but still requires observation. What worried me and my family most is his recovery, and the rise of his blood pressure makes it worst.
My father is an active person who likes to moves around and i can imagine his despair and devastation when he is bed ridden and and unable to communicate.
During the past 2 days, he was tied to the bed by nurses for trying to get up of the bed by his left side of his body.
What puzzles me is that I was told by the nurses to advice my dad to stay calm and not to move too much. Their reason is that his movement may causes much agitation and frustration in himself which could cause the blood pressure to increase and now the most important ting is to keeep his pressure low. That makes sense some how but also at the same time contradicting.
I understand from other doctor that it is essential to communicate with the patient so as to stimulate his neural system and heighten his recovery rate. But now i do not know what should i do.
To calm him down to lower his blood pressure or to communicate to him more and encourage him to move his paralyse part of his body?
As your concept of recovery treatment is based on mind focus, i would like to hear your valuable comments on my dad's current situation.
And once again thank you for reading and all you have done for the stroke patients and their family members.
Cheers and may God bless you.