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My dad - February 28th 2016, 07:09 PM

When I was in grade 6 my dad had a stroke. I was the one who found him on the ground and I called 911. When we got to the hospital he didn't even recognize me. For about 10 mins before I went to see what was wrong he was trying to get my attention. The doctor said if I would have went right when I first heard him he would be back to normal within days. I'm in grade 8 now and he will never recover because of me. I gave my school counsellor a note but he said I have to approach him if I want to talk... Should I? I'm just so nervous.

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Re: My dad - February 29th 2016, 01:24 AM

Firstly, I am gonna say that the doctor should have never laid that on you. There are no guarantees that your dad would be back to normal if you had found him sooner. That is more of an assumption based on certain facts.

Stroke effect people differently and they have different levels of severity. My grandmother had a stroke and some mini strokes and she had to go to speech therapy and I think, physical therapy. She did get to a better place but she was never better. She also recovered better than they thought she would. So, try and ignore what the doctor said because that isn't necessarily a real fact, you know?

As for talking to the counselor, I think that you should consider talking to him. I would assume that he has to see you in person in order to help you. But, if you are uncertain about talking to him face to face you could always write some things down and then read it out to him and then see if you two can discuss those things. Talking about this particular issue would probably be the best way to start out.

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Re: My dad - February 29th 2016, 06:17 PM

I completely agree, the doctor should have never told you that. The doctor should have known that you would have taken that information to heart. And like it was said, it isn't a true fact. Everyone is different when it comes to strokes. Someone I love had a stroke a few months ago and pretty much lost her mobility afterwards despite preventative measures and immediate medical attention. You did everything you could for your dad and his recovery was completely out of your control. It's not your fault in any way.

I do think you should talk to your counselor. I'm glad you wrote him out a note, despite him wanting you to approach him. Maybe you can make an appointment, then write down points you want to discuss and go from there.

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