My 26 year old son became ill a month ago. It started with slurred speech and him saying ‘I feel out of it’; he had come home from work poorly. Anyway by morning he was confused, slurring his words and couldn’t move, that was the Tuesday, by Thursday he was in a ventilator, in an induced coma in Critical Cate where he remains sleep for 2/3 weeks.
He is on a Neuro ward now but still poorly. He can just about feed himself although describes ‘eating like an animal’, can’t walk, can’t see properly and can’t talk properly. He can use his arms but not hands properly.
All tests including bloods, EEG, MRI, CT and 2 lumbar punctures have been negative so there is no explanation and no diagnosis so doctors aren’t treating but doing rehab.
I am just shocked. I sit with him and have to stop myself crying. He suffered with low mood before and didn’t think his life was up to much and know if he can’t work or drive it will destroy him. I can’t stop thinking about what the future holds and he is ibvuluiusly constantly thinking about it also. Think I just need to talk but with likeminded people who are going to understand but no just give the ‘he Dan do other things’ option.