Hello to everyone,
My 65 year old mother has recently had brain surgery to remove a Cavanoma from her head (on 9th of March), it's now over a week later and I'm all over the place with worry.
She has almost no short term memory and still cannot figure out where she is, yet can remember some things from the past okay. She's becoming increasingly anxious and afraid and all we can do is reassure her it'll be alright (feels like every 5-10 minutes as she forgets).
The doctors initially said 3 days initial recovery, but it's clear we're nowhere near that, so I need help in understanding what's wrong. Will her memory come back? will she ever understand where she is? Is her brain still coming down from swelling?
What experiences have other people had?
I know each brain injury is different, but there must be some fairly typical cases or averages of what to expect. Can anyone please help me?