Hi there. My brother had a fall from height at work and suffered a fractured skull and multiple spinal fractures and cord damage. He was lucky to survive.
He suffered bruising to the brain but did not need neurosurgery. He has been “conscious” now for 2 weeks or so but is still very confused-asking for the car keys to drive home, doesn’t know where he lives or what his job was, getting angry when we won’t help him get up, unable to absorb any details whatsoever about the accident. Knows who his family are but can’t really have a linear conversation.
I know about the post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) stage from the Headway guidance, but the doctors (who are now very elusive) have never mentioned PTA to us at all and just keep vaguely saying he is confused and not really commenting on whether they think this will ever improve.
Can anyone share their own or their relatives’ experience of PTA?
Thanks, and sorry to everyone that has found themselves having to deal with brain injury.