My daughter and I found her in her home and I did neurological checks and determined that she needed to go to the hospital emergency room immediately. She was reluctant to go but finally agreed when my daughter and I insisted. Within 20 minutes of arriving at the emergency room, the doctors diagnosed her stroke and placed her in the intensive care unit for about a week.
Because of her arterial bleed in the brain, she had intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy in the rehabilitation hospital and this care followed her home. My daughter and I initially felt relieved and blessed that my sister was alive when we found her in her home after not hearing from her for almost 3 days. We were also grateful that she was recovering when they upgraded her condition and she went to a telemetry unit and finally to a rehabilitation hospital.
But, from the time of the stroke and her hospitalization, my daughter and I had to put our lives and jobs on hold and attend to my sister’s personal and business affairs. I became her temporary power of attorney, we had to clear out and clean her townhouse apartment within the month of January in order to save her from additional rental charges.