Hi everyone I'm new on here. My husband had a massive heart attack 11 weeks ago in his sleep and has been left with a hypoxic brain injury. Me and my 10 year old daughter and 12 year old daughter kept his heart going for 25 mins until the ambulance came. It was right at the time of Covid 19 which led to the ambulance delay and is not being able to see him apart from zoom calls for 9 weeks. We were told he wouldn't survive but after 2 weeks in a coma he started to respond. An odd word, looking and watching people etc He had a further 4 weeks on a high dependency ward then was sent to rehab where he has been since. He is now walking but needs supervision as he is unsteady, talking, although he is extremely mixed up and can go to the loo, again with supervision and it's hit and miss. He has started eating normal soft food just in the last 2 weeks or so. Great progress but it has been so hard. He remembers me but not really our two girls, where he lives etc. He does crazy stuff like trying to eat wet wipes if they're next to his food thinking that they too are food. He also gets very agitated and they've had to ring the police a few times to calm him down in the night. It's heartbreaking to see him when he's at his worst but he is still with us and it's still early days.
I'm trying to keep everything going, home school, work and hospital visits. I'm coping just about and my girls have coped well too. I want him to come home also but I'm scared too of how it will be. At the moment he needs watching constantly as he's classed as a danger to himself. I'm afraid of how our life will be when he does come home for my girls who have always had all of our attention and attend several sports activities etc. I also have no idea as to how long it will be until he does come home.
I don't really know what advice I'm asking for, just putting it out there.