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Old 03-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

My cousin got into an accident 8days ago. he was given induced coma and came out of it on Saturday. today is Wednesday and he is still unconscious and breathing half on his own and half on the machine. The medical report has the has Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury. I would like to know of anyone who knew someone who had this and if they wake up eventually, and if so do they eventually get back normal? is there any kind of treatment that can help him to get back good? Please let me know.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

My fiance sustained a diffuse axonal brain injury in May 2010. He too was in a drug induced coma for 3 days but when they withdrew the medication, he did not wake up. I was told by the doctors that was all he would ever be. He remaiined in a coma until November when he slowly began to emerge. He is now awake, alert and aware but is nonverbal and has no means of communication that anyone other than me would likely understand. He continues to make small improvements. But there are many, many stories out there of people who have experienced different levels of recovery. The truth is, there is no one who can predict what the outcome will be. The best you can do is continue to love and support your friend. Play his favorite music. Treat him as if he can hear every word you say. I refused (and still do) to allow him to be surrounded by any negativity. Talk to him about things he enjoys doing. Most importantly, stay hopeful!

 
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