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I am a brain injury Survivor, Family/Caregiver or professional
Family Caregiver
What do you find most difficult living with a brain injury
After turning 18 my son left our house and home, all of his friends and our area. With very little contact...On 6/23/2012 Gage was found on the side of the road unresponsive. He had a cardiac arrest and was status post code and treated immediately with code cool protocol. He was unresponsive. His initial CT scan of the brain was negative. He developed ventilator-dependent respiratory failure and required intubation and ventilatory assistance. He was then treated for pneumonia. He had a feeding tube placed on 6/29. An MRI of the brain showed bilateral symmetric frontoparietal and corpus callosum areas of acute nonhemorrhagic ischemia most likely related to his cardiac arrest.
Gage developed accute renal failure, and required hemoialysis which was subsequently stopped. Kidney function returned to normal.
He was weened off of the respirator and was started on plugging for a trach. He started speaking with a Passy-Muir valve and on 8/7 was decannulated. He tolarated tube feedings as well. On 8/2, he had a rehab swallow study and was started on a dysphagia one with thin liquids. He presented severe weakness, especially in the upper extremities and had severe functional deficits in mobility and self-care. He was then admitted to rehab and worked on his functional skills.
We are now home and with the grace of GOD we have made it thus far. Gage and I will continue to do in-home rehab.
are you on another social network such as facebook, so we can varify your a real person trying to apply
Hey there!! I/we are very real :)
what is most important that you learn about brain injury
Help with funds, grants, scholarships to help my son go to a private neuro rehab center.
my or my families brain injury is concidered
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At 1:01pm on October 12, 2012, Glen Brist said…

Welcome,  Christine  to   this  site.... You  will  find  it   quite  supportive  and  informative I  am   sure......  I   enjoy  my   friends  here....as  you will   too.... 

 
 
 

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