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My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Thomas Wild Dec 2, 2013.

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Charles Thomas Wild replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Reply by Queenie Alexander on May 5, 2012 at 10:16pm I learned a LOT from books, mostly autobiographical, about helping someone recover from brain injury. However, first off, I found this little free download by a Dr Glen Johnson,…"
Dec 2, 2013
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"This is a quick reply to Sonia about the shunt. I imagine that there are other ways to deal with swelling of the brain, using drugs and hormones - cortisone, dexamethasone (I'm not real familiar with these). A certain amount of swelling is…"
Jun 20, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Hi Arthur, However you wrote all that, you must have been interested in what you were thinking, because you wrote very fluently and well.  I know nothing about chrono-biology but I can tell you that James has always described me as…"
Jun 12, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Dear Arthur, Just saw your reply.  So great to read you, and amusing.  I love the stuff about Linux and will copy it to James and push him to read it soon.  It is now 01.20am and I am going to go to sleep, but I want you to know how…"
Jun 8, 2012
Sonja Goins replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Thank you Queenie I read this to Lindsay the other day and since then I can tell her to sing and she immediately corrects her posture!  I am prayerful she will continue in her healing process.  Thank you again!  "
Jun 3, 2012
Sonja Goins replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Thank you so much!  You didnt seem nasty at all!  I am sorry you had this to go through, yet thrilled to have found you!  I pray for Lindsays recovery daily.  I dont mean to pry, but, I was wondering if you had a shunt…"
Jun 3, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Arthur, Great to read you.  Your injuries sound so similar to my partner's, worse even - although with diffuse axonal it is pretty impossible to know the extent really. You were close to the same age - he was nearly 50.  One…"
May 30, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Hi Sonja, Your comments are fascinating.  My partner, with a very similar injury to your daughter's, has also benefited a lot from chiropractic.  Singing lessons have also helped a lot in self-monitoring, posture and, I believe,…"
May 30, 2012
Sonja Goins replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Hi Dianne,  My daughter is recovering from similar injury.  On Oct. 14,2010 she had a motorcycle wreck that sheared 2.9cm of her brain stem, significant frontal lobe injury, bilateral temporal lobe injury, occipital, and cerebellum. …"
May 29, 2012
Polly Prisms replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Hi Dianne! I'm just coming back on here, so I'm not totally up to speed on what's going on in this post. When your bro visits the doctor, might want to get a thyroid panel done? I'm just saying, because whenever my TSH goes…"
May 8, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"I had another idea.  Ask your brother why he doesn't want to take the meds or why he thinks he cannot.  There may be some reason that you can use to talk him into it or, you never know, he may have a good reason. best,"
May 8, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Dear Dianne, It is sometimes overwhelming isn't it?  You can just get too tired and sad to think. Even a little break can make you feel more sane and less hopeless. You can only do what you can do. You sound like a wonderful sister. First,…"
May 7, 2012
Dianne Hornsby replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Dear Queenie Alexander, You are so helpful. Thank you so much for replying to my post.  I am feeling really bad right now.  My brother is refusing to take his meds.  We have stopped all mind altering drugs and he is only taking things…"
May 7, 2012
Queenie Alexander replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"I learned a LOT from books, mostly autobiographical, about helping someone recover from brain injury. However, first off, I found this little free download by a Dr Glen Johnson, Clinical neuropsychologist,  of enormous help. …"
May 5, 2012
Dianne Hornsby replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"Thanks so much for your post.  It makes me feel better to know that there is someone who did get better with this injury.  It is such a rollar coaster ride.  Some days he can recall that seem trivial, but other things, like what he…"
May 2, 2012
Slongo replied to Dianne Hornsby's discussion My brother has a diffuse axonal brain injury and I have a lot of questions. Help!
"He'll get better.  He might have to fight like hell though. I lost my ability to consolidate new information for almost two years.  Zero memories for almost two years.  I thought everyone remembered the past like random flotsam…"
Apr 30, 2012

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