Our son was involved in a serious car crash end of December 2013. With massive injuries all over his body the surgeons was only bothered with his head he suffered multiple brain contusions and the only options was to (a)do a double craniotomy to relieve the pressure or (b) to pump him full of drugs to induce a deep coma we chose option(a) within the first few days he got a lung infection we nearly lost him again with pneumonitis setting in after bombarding with antibiotics this started clearing up. After spending 5 weeks in icu Leeds he was transferred to icu scunthorpe and then to trauma unit there for 3 weeks. After the tracheostomy was removed he was moved to a special neuro at Goole hospital. During the first weeks he started to move his right arm and leg and even managing to lift a glass of water with some help and sip it. His left side has remained motionless with only slight movement. He was able to speak but not clearly and could remember people and there names. He broke his neck in 5 places and had a collar on for 12 weeks since then he seems to have had a relapse he does not speak to us does not move and just seems all he wants to do his close his eyes and sleep. Before the accident he was a fit strong 20 year old who trained every day at the gym, went swimming and did a bit of running. All sorts of things are going through our minds and we as a family are being strong for him and hope that this relapse will pass and he goes on to make a good recovery. Sorry if this is a long first post but I thought it was about time I put pen to paper so to speak and share our story with you all john
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