My mother had a stroke at age 85 and could no longer talk, feed herself, etc.
Her care at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden enabled her to answer yes or no
questions but she could not answer any question requiring thougt such as
"How do you feel today"?With a younger person, there is hope
of recovery. When my elderly mother was mercifully released from this life, it
was a more joyful than sorrowful time as we knew she was no longer trapped
inside a non-responsive physical body.
Having taken care of my father for five years after his stroke, I found great
empathy relating to this young mother and will be tuning into Mormon Times
tomorrow, for sure! Those who live after a stroke and those who care for them
have unbelievable challenges!