Been here b4 hope everyone is getting on better I really do.. hubby came out 4 months ago and although physically he is getting there (maybe not AS strong as b4 but pretty much no concerns) mentally he is worse and worse.
I assumed after my last follow up that this is to be expected.. but after an episode the other day I called the ICU they said no he needs to be referred to mental health.
He basically only seems OK when really staring into a programme on the TV. You can see him fidget and physically shake when you bring up a conversation or tell him we need to attend an appointment.
He says he still feels numb even as numb as he did when he first came out of hospital.
He can feel anger, sadness, the odd note of a smile when our boy says something funny. But these are in very small droplets. He finds it hard to go further than a 1 out of 10 on the anger /sadness/happiness scale if that makes sense?
Tried anti depressants etc but my main question I guess (and I still remember responses from the last time I messaged asking if he would ever get the old him back) is have anyone of you known after a year or 5 months however long that the person in question was mentally worse or the same as discharge? He was only in 10 days not months and I have been expecting a hard recovery but it is killing me to watch him. It's like he's a vegetable and not even a shadow of his former self and the thing is he is aware of it all. Will talk and say stuff that makes me so sad for him
Please do let me know and good luck to all xxx