I am new here and going thru a lot and just wanting to hear others experiences and suggestions. My boyfriend of 14 yrs was in a car accident 8 days ago. We have 2 boys ages 9 and 11 and I also have a 15 yr old whom looks to him as a father. Anyways he hit the right side of his head pretty badly in the car accident and was rushed to the ER and they immediately did surgery because he had a brain bleed and a fractured skull. They did they say the bone took a lot of the force but his brain has beeb affected but they dont know to what extent yet. They had to remove the bone so the brain had room to swell and they are saying later on they will need to put an artificial one back in since his is so damaged. The doctors are somewhat hopeful but they are saying to be ready for anything because they do not know yet. They r saying this is going to be a long road which is scary because I just want to know if he will wake up. As of now they took the bolt out of his head after a few days because the swelling was staying at good numbers. He does move quite a bit especially to pain. He stretches his legs and lifts them and lifts his right arm a lot. He does seem pretty weak with his left arm. He still has not opened his eyes nor has he responded to any commands. I have felt him squeeze my hand but I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. Yesterday was the 2nd day they tried him on the cpap mode and he was prettt much breathing on his own for 10 hours. I got so happy cuz that's a big step to me. Im just wondering when or if he will wake up or when people who have been in situations like this have woken up? Yesterday they also took him off the strong sedation med propofol which they said was keeping him from waking up. But now I know its only been a day but he still hasn't woken up so the doctors want to put a trachea in because they said the vent going thru his mouth can not stay in for much longer. They are also going to put a feeding tube in his stomach since they are going to do the trachea. This is all worrying and scarying me to death. I just want him to wake up. I know there are going to be issues and things won't be the same as before but I just want him to wake. Any experiences would be greatly appreciated. I know everyone is different and everyone takes a different amount of time. I just want some more hope!