Hi , it’s been a while since I have posted so much has happened, since my last post , so my son has a hypoxic brain injury ,
He is now 22 and after a lot of up and downs he is now receiving more rehabilitation which we are truly grateful for and he is doing amazing there . He is in residential care but we take the very long journey of 5 hours every weekend to visit him and take him out and do family outings. We also. Have him home every 3/4 weeks for a weekend home visit
My concerns and the rehabilitation are also concerned about him ,still insisting that he is dead and that this is not real life we squeeze his hand and reassure him it’s real life , and made him a small photo book to show his journey so far . He has started doing things that he thinks will get him out of this nightmare like putting his mattress on the floor , hoping he will wake up out of this nightmare, walking on cracks in the pathway , asking to have his head shaved thinking that will get him out of it. He had previously refused to shower or wipe his bottom after going to the loo and refused medication thinking these things are all keeping him in the nightmare , he is showering now and wiping himself after going to the loo , but then he starts doing something else . We hear him talking to himself please get me out of this place out of this nightmare. Has anyone come across this before or feeling like this . ?