Hello everyone. I am not sure how this works because this is my first time posting or even reading blogs. My brother was in an auto accident January 27, 2012 and I would love to speak to others who know what he and his family are going through. He was in a coma for 6 days.
We were told that he had a sheering injury and we should google it. Not very positive. He stayed in hospital for a month and was moved to Shepherd Center in Atlanta February 24. He came home March 29th. He can walk, talk, and he still has his witt, but he virtually has no short term memory. When he was discharged from Shepherd they said he was still suffering from post tramatic amnesia. Although, most of his long term is intact, it is not all there. He can't remember a lot from the past year and nothing since the accident. It's really hard to tell how far back or close he can remember. Also, he has just started going to the bathroom on his own, but he still doesn't wake up at night to go.
I guess I just want to know if he will get better. I know it has only been 3 months since his accident and we are blessed that this is his only deficit. Will his memory improve? Can he recover from axonal sheering? Will he ever be independent again? I guess I just want some hope cause I have never met anyone who has had this type of injury. Forgive me if I seem desperate for answers. I know my brother's life is a miricle already.