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@colleenyoung

@sonya_nc, I can imagine that this is worrisome and it can be confusing to know what questions to ask medical professionals to be proactive and get the care your mom may need. @musicflowers4u may have some experience to add.

According to this information on Mayo Clinic's website, the stroke symptoms coming and resolving is typical of transient ischemic attack (TIA).
– Transient ischemic attack (TIA) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transient-ischemic-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20355679

Here's an excerpt from the article:
"You may have more than one TIA, and the recurrent signs and symptoms may be similar or different depending on which area of the brain is involved. Since TIAs most often occur hours or days before a stroke, seeking medical attention emergently following a possible TIA is essential. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect you've had a transient ischemic attack. Prompt evaluation and identification of potentially treatable conditions may help you prevent a stroke."

This video with Dr. Brott might also help you to know what questions to ask.
– Video Q&A about Stroke Prevention https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/on-facebook-live-lets-talk-stroke-prevention-with-thomas-brott-md/

Is your mom at home now? What did the followup physician say to do if she experiences the symptoms again? Sounds like you should contact them.

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Thank you for the reply. Yes, she has been home for a week. We are confused given the discharging dr said TIA diagnosis and the follow up dr said no, this was a stroke. We feel it odd that the weakness/ confusion/ visual impairment goes and comes during a 24 hr period. Felt we must be missing something or not clearly communicating our questions.

I would ask the Dr to do a brain scan to check for a partial blockage in one of the small vessels in the brain