Good evening you lovely lot. Sorry it's been a while since I posted. My father passed away unexpectedly just over 3 weeks ago and before that. My father in law (who I originally posted about on this forum) was doing SO well. He has been in rehab since December and his confusion and memory still exist as well as some damage (or possibly visual neglect) in his right eye peripheral vision. His mobility is great and overall his speech has improved so much that he barely stutters now. He has intense therapy every day, physical, occupational and phsycoloy with a counsellor. The trouble is (which I'm sure MANY if not all of you) can relate to, is that he's gone from being this big, strong, successful, provider for the familiar. An important job with a well respected high earning position for a top company. Very intelligent and quick witted. To a shadow of his former self. He is anxious, nervous, concerned about things that we've proven to him that he need have NO concerns about. It's a fixation, almost like he's worked up autistic. I permit myself to say that because we have 2 autistic sons who fixate.
The worst part of all of this, is he's so depressed. He doesn't see a role for himself in society or his family and sees himself as a burden. He's not excited about the future of relieveed he's alive right now. His short term memory is still pretty bad but in the therapy session the other day, he mentioned to the counsellor that he wished he hasn't woken up. It breaks our hearts and of course we're very concerned now. He was never a depressed person before this or negative. Just very much a get on with business kind of guy. He's not shy about who he tells about his feelings. It's all very sad and we all feel a degree of helplessness.
My question to you guys is, does this improve with time? Is it a rite of passage for those who experience BI?
Opinions welcome x