Samantha Markle ‘thankful for god’ as father survives massive stroke
Meghan’s sister, Samantha, has provided an update on her father’s condition following the news that he was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke.
Speaking to GB News, the duchess’s sister was visibly overwhelmed.
She said: “He’s getting better. He’s in good spirits and you know it’s still hard for me to talk about because he’s been through so much – the heart attack, a pandemic, a stroke.
“I do not think he saw it coming, but he does it better, he is in good spirits.
“I’m just so thankful to God that I cried out to him when I did that because he slips his speech, he could not speak.
“I feel that if we had not received immediate care, it could have been fatal, so I feel really blessed that he is getting some of his strength back.”
Mrs Markle also commented on how long it could take for her father to recover.
She added: “It will take several, maybe six months, maybe a year to get his speech back.
“He can work with a speech therapist and it’s good, the speech he had in the speech-producing part of the brain was not so great that he could not recover. But you know that when you are almost 80 years old, there is less plasticity and things are harder.
“So he has the memory of the words and the associations, the stroke was on the right side of the brain, so the damage was on the left side and he is left-handed. But it also reduced his speech and his ability to lick.
“All in all, it’s great. He’s in good spirits.
“We are not, we run on eggshells and sad and have a hard time, but he is our trooper.”
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