Hello. I have joined to this page, looking for some information about aneurysms.
My mother suffered from a ruptured aneurysm on December the 15th. One week earlier she was coplainig about a strong headache and she vomited. Now I suspect she already had a leakage then, we thougt it was stomach flu. She was feeling fine that day of the rupture, preparing lunch with my father. He went out for about an hour and when he got back, he found her on the bed, she was still conscious but could not speak and she vomited. He called for help immediately. After two hours she was admitted into a neurological clinic where they soon found out that she has a ruptured aneurysm and that she is bleeding heavily into the brain. They managed to coil her aneurysm and stop the bleeding. She was put into medically induced coma. Next three weeks were critical due to high pressure in the head and vasospasm. She was in a coma for three weeks. In the week she started waking up, she was very disorientated, I think she did not recognize us. Now it is almost three weeks that she in awake. The aneurysm was on the left side of the brain so she does not move her right leg in arm. She can not speak right, although she tries. She recognizes us and I think she understands, she nods her head if I ask her something. She will stay in the hospital until she gains some strength back and then they plan to send her into a rehabilitation center.
We have been through a lot this past month. One day she was healthy and the next day my dad called me that the ambulance is taking her to a hospital and she might not live. I thank god for an amazing team of neurosurgeons, doctors and nurses who saved her life. She is still quite young, in her fifties, very strong person, physically and mentally. I really hope for the best recovery. Reading survivor stories has helped me a lot to cope with this. Do you know anyone with bleeding in the left side of the brain and what were the outcomes?