Hi, im looking for some advice/reassurance this is normal ....
My mother had a fall nearly 3 weeks ago which resulted in a bleed on the brain and pressure. Luckily she didn’t need surgery but they did put a bolt in her head to monitor the pressure. She was in intensive care for 1 week then high dependency for nearly 2 weeks. She’s just been moved to a neurological recovery ward, awaiting to see what rehab she’ll need or where she’ll be transferred.
She’s awake but very confused. It’s like she has dementia. She doesn’t realise she’s in hospital, some days she just sleeps, which really worried the Drs initially and she had numerous scans which showed nothing worse. She’s still on a feeding tube, I can see her body regaining strength, she can move all her limbs now but is yet to try sitting up unaided and walking.
What concerns my family is the confusion. She tends to get stuck in a loop, fixating on something for example having a glass of water. Understandably she gets very agitated and frustrated. She didn’t recognise my sister the other day or a photo of my son.
I’m just wondering if this is normal to last this long? Drs/nurses say just take it day by day but say they just can’t say if she’ll come round so to speak. Has anyone suffered/or relative had confusion for this long or longer and made a good recovery. I’m not expecting her to be the same as she was but just to be aware of her surroundings and us.