Mom gave us a scare today around noon by displaying classic symptoms of a stroke. Her face twisted sideways, she lost her balance trying to stand, and her speech became slurred.
We called an ambulance. At the ER, thankfully, she was much improved and the symptoms had disappeared.
She was diagnosed with a probable TIA, transient ischemic attack. It is a mini-stroke, temporary, leaving no lasting damage to the brain. Here is a link to the American Heart Association's information page about TIA: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4781 It does mean she is at increased risk for a stroke.
The hospital did a CAT scan to rule out other problems. We haven't heard any results, so we hope that no news is good news. They are admitting her overnight for observation.
Thanks for your prayers!!