A stroke is a sudden, temporary paralysis or loss of function in one or more body parts due to an obstruction of blood flow.
You can do many things to help your child recover from a stroke. The most important thing is for you and your child to talk about their feelings and actions.
This will help you understand why they cannot do certain things and give you ideas on how to enable her to regain movement and strength.
Some things you can do to help your child include:
- Remind your child to rest as much as possible. Try to keep them comfortable and calm.
- Provide fluids and food high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients help the body heal after a stroke.
- Help your child regain movement by providing support and assistance when possible. Encourage active participation in daily activities, such as walking, brushing teeth, and bathing.
- Talk to your doctor about any exercises or treatments that may be helpful. Some activities, such as swimming, biking, and weightlifting, have improved stroke recovery.
Your child’s doctors will also recommend other things to help improve their overall health and recovery from a stroke. Be sure to ask about these options when you visit the doctor. You might also want to consider enrolling your child in rehabilitation therapy.