My son had a severe traumatic abi in 2005 when he was 25. Since then he has undergone inpatient rehab and now has 3 support workers and has just moved into a new property of his own. Great! you may say, isnt he doing well. Wrong, he is totally dependant on us and we still support him 24/7 . The problem is he has no insight into his difficulties and cannot see what we do for him (which he cant help). He resists his support, gets angry and verbally aggressive, he has memory and other cognitive difficulties and is sexually disinhibited. Both me and my husband are on depression meds. I lost my job through having time off, my husband has just been discliplined at work as he is unable to cope and we dont have a life anymore. There should be more support for families through statutory services apart from the 'token' carers assessment through social services which is a joke. We have other children who have not had our support over the past 7 years and i feel very guilty about that.
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