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Time to recover swallowing after a stroke

My Grandfather had a stoke 6 days ago. He is 82 and he is mostly paralyzed on his right side. He cannot swallow yet and he now has a feeding tube. What is the time range that stoke patients recover their swallowing? Does he still have a chance to regain his swallowing muscles or will he have a feeding tube forever?
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replied August 16th, 2010
I'm 32 and had a hemorraghic stroke last August. I had a PEG feeding tube which has since been removed. In rehab, I was on all the modified diets like pureed and thick liquids (ugh); Over time and with the help of speech therapy, I now can eat and drink anything and am no longer an aspiration risk.

So he probably needs time, patience and speech therapy, But the body is amazing- it can heal!
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replied November 4th, 2011
My father had a stoke 2 years days ago. He is 62 and he is mostly paralyzed on his left side. But now again stroke slightly come in He cannot swallow now and he now has a feeding tube. What is the time range that stoke patients recover their swallowing? Does he still have a chance to regain his swallowing muscles or will he have a feeding tube forever?
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