My 84 year father has had a fall during which he banged
My 84 year father has had a fall during which he banged his head. Soon after a bleed on the brain was diagnosed. He was unconscious for around 15 minutes, but subsequently, fully conscious, alert and lucid. He has complete clarity of speech and thought, so far as we can tell. He has been out of hospital for nearly two weeks, following two days in hospital of observation only. Since then, however, there has been one persistent system, which is causing him great anxiety, and appears to have stumped the doctors. Intermittent numbness in the left arm. We are finding it hard to get answers as to weather this is a sign of a stroke that might have already happened or an incipient stroke following the bleed. His latest CT scan is encouraging, showing no further deterioration in the brain area and no continued bleeding. However, still seeking any information on what might be causing the numbness.
The type of damage to his brain has been classified as axonal diffuse injury.
Thanks very much for your observation on my father's situation Dr. Basu. Most helpful.