A friend stumbled and took a little fall… she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call the paramedics)… she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. The got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. Was she appeared a bit shaken up, she went about enjoying herself. The rest of the evening. Her husband called later telling everyone that her wife had been taking to the hospital… (at 6 p.m. she passed away.) She had suffered a stroke. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be alive today. Some don’t die… but they can end up helpless and hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this…
A neurologist said that if he can get a stroke victim within three hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke… totally. He said, the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medically cared for within three hours, which is tough.
Recognizing a stroke.
Thank God for the sense to remember the three steps, STR… Read and learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke or it difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage. When people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now, doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three a simple questions:
S*….. Ask the individual to SMILE
T*….. Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently).
(i.e. IT IS SUNNY OUT TODAY.)
R*….. Ask him or her true Raise Both Arms.
If he or she has any trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and described the symptoms of the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke …………………………. STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE.
Note: asked the person to ‘stick’ out her or his tongue… If the tongue is ‘CROOKED’,
it goes to one side or the other, this is also an indication of a stroke.
Please Pass this information to loved ones, it truely can save their lives!
***Thank you, to whom ever wrote this. I am glad to pass it on.***
This is in remembrance of my mom, Gloria M Newman who died July 3, 2007