posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 08:46 AM
Traumatic brain injuries can be very frustrating for doctors and family members alike. Especially family members. There will be progress one day
only to be followed by worse setbacks the next day. Recovery for some reason is not linear at all when there is an injury or trauma to the brain.
This seems to be particularly true when the steroid prednisone or other corticosteroids are involved. They are either a miracle drug, or a
non-starter, depends on who you listen to. (Note - I am not a Doctor!) There seems to be debate about the effectiveness of these drugs, and they
exhibit a lot of properties which are not well understood.
I had a good friend who fell from a tall ladder onto a concrete floor on a construction site and suffered a serious (near fatal) head/brain injury.
They gave him corticosteroids and he made this miraculous recovery on the 2nd or 3rd day, only to fall into a coma after that. Then his recovery was
up and down like a roller coaster for the next year. He'd go from catatonic, to having a lucid conversation with his brother, into multiple organ
failure and back again. It was extremely hard on his family. He did eventually stabilize and recovered to a somewhat self sufficient state mentally
I don't mean to scare you, Timely, and please understand the case I refer to above was (I think) far more serious than your wife's incident, but I
wanted to point out that ups and downs should be somewhat expected with a TBI. I'm sure the doctors have likely told you this also.
I tell you this story not to dash hope, but just as a reminder to not be alarmed by periodic set backs. In other words, you have to temper some of
the highs against some of the lows, because a brain injury takes a while to heal, and there's still a lot we don't know about the brain.
We will keep your dear wife in our prayers and thoughts.