Guest dragonfly7 Posted April 21, 2009 Share Posted April 21, 2009 So a little about my experience (the short story version), my boyfriend (of 1.5yrs) had an aneurysm rupture in Nov 2008 (his rupture occurred after sex), they coiled his aneurysm, then he had a blood clot form and they had to do a craniotomy to relieve the pressure in his brain. They put him into a medicinal coma for a week and he had a shunt put in. He was in the ICU for 5 weeks and has been in acute rehab hospital since. However he has had various trips back to the hospital due to infections, one in the shunt, so they had to remove that and put a new one in again. He is slowly beginning to recover physically, just started walking more, seems to be getting a little of his short term memory back, however some days are better than others. He occasionally talks but not much, and when he talks it's in a whisper. He seems to have all of his long term memory. I have been with him from day one and I just don't know where to go from here. I’m not really sure what I want to get from posting but felt that individuals here would understand and maybe have some advice for us. The doctors still haven't told us what to expect with his cognitive function but do think he'll make full physical recovery. He is in the process of being moved to a skilled nursing home/brain injury rehab (that is going to be 1.5 hrs away) in the next couple of weeks for either a short term or long term stay. Even if he were able to live independently again, could we recover from this and have a good relationship again? I miss him so much and it really stinks to see him like this. He is/was such an outgoing person, very intelligent, and fun to be around and he is only 28 years old. How long do I continue this journey with him? What things can I be doing for him at this point? I of course would love to support him and be with him for the foreseeable future but is this what I should be doing? On a seperate note he seems to lack initiation; does anyone have advice on what we could be doing for him to help with that? Thank you for listening, I don’t mean to whine, it’s just been a crazy roll coaster ride for the past 5 months and I want to be sure to get all the information I can. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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