I’m new to this group, & I apologize in advance if my post is unrelated to the topics shared in the group. My father had a stroke on 1/8/21 that caused some brain hemorrhage. He is 65 but other than his high blood pressure, that he tried to keep control of, he was in great health before this happened. It was so sudden. The night before he was completely normal, he worked a full day, came home, complained of a slight headache & the next morning, everything happened. He is stable and alive, and I am very grateful for that. I know it could have been a lot worse. However, throughout the course of these 22 days, he has not fully regained his consciousness back. He will open his eyes sometimes & has been moving his limbs slightly. On a good day he will open his eyes a little when being spoken to but then close them again after a few seconds. He had a shunt placed & a tracheostomy performed about a week or two ago, he was moved from the ICU to a rehabilitation hospital specifically for his brain injury care. I understand that the brain is very fragile, and it takes different people different amounts of time for it to fully heal in order for them to regain consciousness. I also know that the brain is remarkably powerful & can do great things to heal itself. I’m sure the road of recovery ahead is very long, I just want him to wake up soon so that he can start it.
I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this with themselves for a loved one, and how long it took for them to come back around. If you have read this far, from the bottom of my heart thank you. This journey was so unexpected & I am just looking for some support as well as a little hope. Thank you all, bless you xx