tube", he pointed at the catheter. I promised him, his identity would remain confidential;
he replied, "I don't care!" I inquired about his impression about his illness. Davy said, he
is an architect, and he loves creating models, and he does this in the attic of his house.
Meg added, "It was October 20, afternoon." Davy continued in a garbled speech, " I was
creating a model of a building, suddenly I felt fainted, and I was not able to control my
fingers, I tried to call Meg, she was in the lawn, I could not voice. Rest I don't know."
Meg added, "When I heard something heavy falling, I ran to the attic only to find that
Davy was slumped in the bathroom." "When I woke up in the hospital bed, I didn't know
what was the day, and they told me I had a stroke." I understood he had an internal bleed
in his brain, and with history of diabetes and history of dyslipidemia and atherosclerotic
cardiovascular disease and hypertension, he was pretty much at risk of this kind of
Pathophysiology: I was able to reconstruct the accident he suffered from. A
bleeding inside the brain happens when a blood vessels ruptures within the brain. Davy
was already a patient of hypertension on antihypertensive medication. He had diabetes
mellitus and hypercholesterolemia. He was perhaps diagnosed to be having coronary
artery disease (Ariesen, M.J. et al, 2003). He was on aspirin, which was held on this
admission (Coller B.S., 1990). On further inquiry and with Meg's help, I could recover
Davy is now dysarthric, he can understand clearly the conversation, but his expression is
not clear enough to communicate in the early phases of this...
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