He was in California. I lived in vegas and by the time I got there the doctors gave him something. I am not sure what it was but after that he went into a coma and passed. I just need some answers after all these years.
The hard part is over.
I'm matching you with one of our specialists who will be calling you in the next few minutes.
I know how this can feel. I know that we lay people tend to want to think there is a one for one relationship between the last medical procedure or drug, and the bad out come.
I also know that the stroke you saw was the tip of the iceberg. The profound damage to the brain hits randomly everywhere...like throwing a dart at the wall. What part of the brain is destroyed is totally random. Remember the brain is the control for all our organs.
There will never be a way for you to know what brain function suddenly shut down. So, we try to figure it out from what we think we do know.
I am no different. I will never know the exact cause of my Mom's death. It hurts.
We both will have to wrap our heads around the unknowable part of all this, and little by little heal.
I am sorry for your loss
Many people have a stroke and don't die from it. but a large number do die. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the US. Many people who don't die are disabled by a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the US.
Smoking and untreated high blood pressure are big risk factors for having a stroke. Some street drugs are also implicated in causing strokes.
What kinds of answers are you looking for, Jess?