Hi community, my brother Michael is in icu and has severe brain damage however when I visit sometimes he's incredibly sharp and the brother I know and other times he is so distant.
He has had a tracheotomy and is on a ventilator.
I have read a lot of testimonials from icu patients talking about hallucinations, not being able to remember or piece together parts of the story from icu and just being frustrated and depressed because they couldn't talk or move or anything.
I visit my brother and want to get there for him.
guess my question to anyone who can relate is how best can I talk to him?
Should I ask him if he is experiencing and probls, is he afraid about family or friends etc.
I want to be able to connect with him to keep hid spirits up but want to understand from those who have been in the situation how to do this.
What would you have found useful from a brother/sister/parent etc?