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Old 03-07-2012, 07:04 PM #1
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Default Fiance in hospital with a TBI

Can't believe I've registered here and am typing this.

My partner had a fall and hit his head on Saturday. He's in hospital with a fractured skull, an acute subdural haematoma and 2 brain contusions. They haven't operated; the bleed is small enough that they're happy to observe him for the time being.

I'm terrified. He seemed to be making a bit of improvement but if anything, has gone backwards today. He's conscious but so confused, not eating, and didn't talk to me at all today. They've scanned him again but there's no change. A senior doctor told me today that one of the contusions is in the area of the brain that controls speech and understanding, but they don't think there will be any lasting damage.

I'm still terrified though. We're due to get married in 6 months, we have a young baby, and I just don't know what the future holds for us now. Praying that he's going to be okay.
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Hello and welcome to NeuroTalk. Happy to see you have come to be with us. Just let us know if we can be of any help.

There are great number and caring fellow members here, you will see we are supportive and relaxing place. Our shoulders are here for support in many ways. Check into the following forum for some assistance:

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Welcome to NT~

You've come to a terrific place for support and information. It's wonderful that you are here on behalf of your fiance. I'm sorry that he's had this accident, but it sounds like he's under good Dr's care.

I hope that things turn out ok for him. I know how scary this must be. There are alot of folks over on the concussion forum and I see you've been getting to know some of them.

Just holler if you have any questions and we're always happy to help the best we can.

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Can't believe I've registered here and am typing this.

My partner had a fall and hit his head on Saturday. He's in hospital with a fractured skull, an acute subdural haematoma and 2 brain contusions. They haven't operated; the bleed is small enough that they're happy to observe him for the time being.

I'm terrified. He seemed to be making a bit of improvement but if anything, has gone backwards today. He's conscious but so confused, not eating, and didn't talk to me at all today. They've scanned him again but there's no change. A senior doctor told me today that one of the contusions is in the area of the brain that controls speech and understanding, but they don't think there will be any lasting damage.

I'm still terrified though. We're due to get married in 6 months, we have a young baby, and I just don't know what the future holds for us now. Praying that he's going to be okay.
I just joined the forums today also. Welcome.

I'm a TBI survivor. I also had a fractured skull with subdural hematoma, requiring an emergency craniotomy along with surgeries for other trauma. I was in ICU for a month followed by a month in neuro rehab. The bottom line is it took me about five months, but the neuropsychological testing shows no residual cognitive defects.

Your fear is understandable. My wife endured the same fear. At first they didn’t know if I was going to even survive, let alone return to normal. The confusion, not eating, not talking is very normal at this stage, as are the “ups and downs” of recovery. The fact that he is conscious part of the time is also very good news, the confused state is just part of having a TBI.

The doctor’s statement that they don’t anticipate lasting damage is a very good sign. While TBI is serious, and every case is different, you have every reason to be optimistic. There will be ups and downs, but they do amazing things. Prayer is good, just trying to give you a sense of hope to go along with it.

Love and prayers to you both.
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