Hi - My dad is suffering from an AVM in an inoperable part of his brain. (He had one 25 years ago but it was removed with surgery leaving him with left side blindness). Now, he has another and his entire left side mobility (arm and leg) has diminished in a matter of weeks. We’re told this is due to all the swelling around the AVM. We have an appt with a gamma knife specialist tomorrow, but I wanted to know if he get this procedure done, how soon we may be able to see results in his left-side mobility. He’s currently in a rehabilitation facility because my mom is not able to care for him. Being on medicare, he has to leave the rehab site next week bc that is all they will cover. Fortunately he has coverage for a nursing facility but they only cover up to 100 days. He has been on disability for 25 years and my mom, who has health issues of her own, recently lost her job. I am terrified not only for his health but for the cost of all the care he needs and will continue to need. My husband and I live 2 hours away from them and I am an only child making this all the more difficult.
I would love to hear from anyone else how quickly they saw any kind of relief following the gamma knife procedure.