My parents had one hell of a week. My mom did indeed have a stroke on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it wasn't until Wednesday that we learned that it was a little more severe than we first believed. In addition to the speech issues, she was having some confusion as well as a weakness on her right side, that is making walking a challenge.
She was discharged from the hospital on Friday and was taken down to the town where she and my dad live and placed in a Rehab Facility/Nursing home. My dad says the ratio is 30/70.
She is doing ok. I think this is a big adjustment for her, and I know she was very frightened of this exact scenerio. We'll know more later this week, but we hope that with therapy she will overcome this quickly, and it will be just another of my mom's many challenges that she beat. Her speech is pretty good, but it's a lot of work for her. She still is having some slurring and trouble inunciating but is understandable. She is also extrememly tired still. The walking we're hoping will come... that will get her home.
My dad is hanging in there but you can guess how hard this is on him. He faced struggles with his mom and the rehab/nursing home thing, and I know those memories were best left in the past.
I will keep you posted...