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Family Member Of Husband Please Help!!!

Posted by Phillipa on December 7, 2012, at 11:23:57

My husband's younger Brother now age 45 had at age 18 brain cancer, had surgery, chemo, radiation, big dent in head, bald as hair never grew back. Since was so long ago history is sketchy as didn't know him then. But evidently as a child he had some seizures no one looked into them. Then as a healthy teen got severe headaches. Found the cancer. When I met him he was doing pretty well driving, talked well, was very isolated as live in small town in NC. He's evidently been on tegretol for seizures since the cancer and his meds have always been his responsibility. In the last few years he's deteriorated a long conitively and walks with head bend down. Now last year has been having strokes. Falls and is taken to hospital and same tegretol. Two days ago he had what was relayed as a "bad" stroke "deep in the brain". He fell and had left sided weakness leg and arm. From what told had some ability to move legs and arms. Now they are saying (again getting mixed messages) one says rehab for him and one says assisted living. I personally feel he's quite lucky to have had a cancer that could not be all removed and still be alive. What type of cancer could he have had husband says it wrapped around so couldn't get all but main question is does tegretol after over 27 years still work to prevent seizures he is told he still gets. And how do you get a stubborn Father to suggest different testing or meds to the doc. I'm clueless as don't know what one does for seizures, strokes, and brain cancer in a 45 year old. Thanks Phillipa




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