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Can you see emotion in their face? Because my dad looked as though he was crying, hes unable to tell me whats wrong, he had a massive stoke 6 months ago, he has a feeding tube,hes unable to swallow anything.

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yes, My father had a massive heart stroke 2 years back. he was not able to tell anything and his eyes were just closed and tears were blowing from closed eyes. The pain from which he was suffering at that time shown on his face and his tears were telling lots. After a heart bypass surgery, Now he is fine and healthy. Thank you God for saving my father.
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Yes, I saw a solitary tear come down my Mom's face before she died.
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Stroke patients have an alteration in brain chemistry, as well as depending on where the injury is, in the brain.
Stroke patients are definitely expressing emotional feelings. Tears fall easier.
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I am so sorry for what Bob, Catt,Imk and Gigi are going through. When I start feeling sorry for myself, I will think of the most difficult job you all have. My partner talks, smiles and feds himself. He did not have a stoke. He has parkinson and dementia. We can still communicate very well. My heart goes out to all of you who have this tremendous job of caring for a stoke patient. My job is easy compared to yours. May God Bless all of you for caring for the one you love.
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My experience with stroke patients is that their emotions are exaggerated because of the lack of control. So what normally might have been a chuckle turns into frenzied laughter. The same with tears.

The condition is so frustrating that some patients wish to end their lives, not being able to believe things can get better.

People have given excellent and loving responses to your question and I pray these and other techniques will help you both cope. God bless.
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Yes, I believe you can see emotion in ones face after a massive stroke. Strokes are devastating, the individual is trapped in their body. Your dad is still there you just need to listen differently
. My mom is able to communicate after her stroke, mom's left side was affected, Emotionally she is different, alot of grieving goes on with the stroke patient and the family caring for their loved ones. Just know you are not alone, look for support groups for you and your dad. It does help to see how others are coping..
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Yes you can my husband also had a massive stroke last yr in July and he almost got a feeding tube so I can say first hand he may not talk but he dose give different facial expressions we have lived together so long we understand each other the nurses at hospital also pick up on this as well if they truly are wanting to know him and spend long times carding for him he's in there he's thinking and he is very much himself yes he will cry he's upset he has no control over his body and he may not think you can read his face tellhim you can ask him to blink twice for yes or once for no if he gets confusesed and they do tell him its alright if he can move his hand have him do thumbs up foryes my husband was to be in a vegitive state if he lived but he is far from a vegitive he is home and iI nurse him iI took him home 4 mo after his stroke he need to be home with family and friends some of his doctor told me he would heal faster at home and other felt I should leave him in rest homes for life I am happy to say he although needing help is normal agine he goes out
and sits in the yard and pets his dog and watches the birds for a long time he was very depress but thanks to good meds he's more balanced he still miss walking talking and using his right arm and leg buthe can use a wheelchair get on the toilet and eat he miss his sports he did his hhobby's his helping me fix things I hope your father dose as well as him I told him there are people out there who are the same or worst and he is not the only one we must band together and let them know they can do a lot more then they think only it will be different they can travel they can be understood they can have
Be a normal life agine and they can help others like them get better
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I have found much depends upon me asking lots and lots of questions to see if my unable-to-speak wife gives me indications. She does show emotion in her face, however. I talk to her as though she is completely normal, despite the fact that she was stricken ten years ago and has been in the nursing home since 2007. I ignore any impatience and just say, "you know what a dummy I am" when she gets "upset" with me not asking what she is thinking of. I talk to her about where we will go when "she gets better" and we both know that is not gonna happen and yet it is satisfying for her, and of course, for me.

I suspect the foregoing does not relate much to your situation, but just wanting to reach out and say I understand in a way.

Grace + Peace,

Bob
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