hi, i just came to this community after returning from the nursing home this morning to see my dad, who is now 92. he has been having mini strokes for years that have left him slowly losing his body control. he does not walk cannot toilet himself and lost all control of the left are and eye. this morning he had a stroke where he passed out from it. he is staring ahead most of the time, cannot keep his teeth up onto the gum and just sits there unable to concentrate on anything. he has not known who i am for the last 3 years but that is alright, i know he is my dad and that is all that is important to me. the nurse said something about the arteries losing the oxygen to the brain and he would probably get another bad one soon. i could either immobalize him completely or kill him. has any one had these sorts of things happen to a loved one in their family that they could share with me so i know what to expect. he has been incontinent also for about the last year. he usually has to have help to eat also because of the left side so bad and his arms shake so bad from side to side even with the arm weights on. any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you--p.s. i just reread this and sorry for the typos, i did not mean i could kill him, i meant the stroke; writting to fast i guess! tahnks again
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