Every mother's nightmare- anoxic brain injury- drug overdose
My 18 year old son was hours away from starting college on a football scholarship. He was found after I placed a phone call to check on his journey to college and he did not answer. 11 days in a coma, 20 more days in critical care, ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrome- lungs were bleeding out) CT Scan showed severe brain damage. My son regained consciousness, miraculously at about 20 days after injury, with full speech and about 90% cognitive function. One week into in patient rehab, regaining use of arms. Hopeful legs will follow. Does anyone else have a miracle child story to tell? My son has a long way to go, but I am finding that the brain (and prayer) both have remarkable healing powers. Information about long term fall-out, finding the right outpatient doctor, when is improvement deemed to be "maximum", how to make the most out of in patient rehabilitation-- are pressing issues now.