Hi everyone, I'm new here and very new to the subject of "brain injury"
My fiancée fell down the stairs at home 2 weeks ago today. He suffered a bleed on his brain and had surgery to remove the clot. He has "multiple contusions" and a base of skull fracture and his brain is still swollen apparently. He was in a coma for 9 days and has been awake now for 4 days. He's conscious most of the time (he is finding it very difficult to sleep in hospital) so is very tired! He is very confused and delirious, from what I gather he has frontal lobe and temperal lobe injuries. At the moment his speech is pretty perfect, he is articulating very well but is rambling on like someone with dementia. He looks so confused and is suffering with horrendous mood swings and is being very verbally aggressive and nasty and is generally completely confused all of the time. I know it's still very early days and the progress he has made since he's been awake is already amazing but I just don't know what we can expect in the near future. The consultants haven't really informed us of any sort of insight into recovery time or what happens next or how damaged he is. I'm really struggling seeing him like this, he is normally a 32 year old, fit and healthy, very strong willed person and it's like being with a stranger right now. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of injury that could give me some advice or share some knowledge? Thanks in advance!