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Old 03-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Tramatic Brain Injury

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I am Trany and i have a 15 year old daughter who has a Tramatic Brain Injury, which happened 2 years ago and still having problems.

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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How can we help? My husband had his mtbi in March 2 years ago also. Ask any questions you need. Maybe we can help. He got excellent treatment that helped his recovery...but some cognitive issues remain.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Hi Trany,

My daughter was 16 at the time of her TBI in 2006. She was in a terrible car accident and was thrown from the vehicle and caught in the rollover. When we were told about her TBI, I did ALOT of research but no matter how much I thought I knew....something new would happen. She was a 2 on the TBI scale. Basically started completely over in life. Eating, walking and even potty training. She went thru EVERY step in the recovery process. Never skipped a one! She is now 23. I never in a million years thought I would get her to where is today. She graduated from high school, got her drivers license, went on to college (didn't complete it but was she was on her own), a full time job and now has a son and her own place. It was and still is a lot of times a struggle with a lot of cognitive areas but we work it out. Thank God for sticky notes and white boards. (haha) But don't get me wrong, along with the good came the really bad. She became depressed, started drinking, drugs etc. Very easily influenced. But, as time has gone on, she has learned and has matured a lot more. I think the worst part for me was getting her home and having to deal with her myself. No dr's, therapists etc that all understand. I also live in ND which there are no TBI support groups at all. Please, if you have any questions, I will gladly try help. Take care and "believe".

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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Hi,
I am Trany and i have a 15 year old daughter who has a Tramatic Brain Injury, which happened 2 years ago and still having problems.
Hi Trany,

Just let us know how we can help. There is also a really good book out there called, How to Deal with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Of course if hers was more than mild, you might want something different. This book is one of the few out there dealing with life examples of people who have gone through it as well as the neuropsychologist herself. Did you ever have her get neurofeedback or biofeedback? It was very helpful to my husband's quick return to our foreign field. He does have something very minor and new that is bothering him and that is the constant humming of four notes over and over again. This is kind of common from what I am rreading about frontal lobe injury. Also, it was a must that you see a neuropsychologist. Maybe you did. There is often damage on the cellular level that is not shown on MRI and CT scans as in the case of my husband. the brain had to be re-routed to get the signals in the right place. He still has his cognitive issues but he is dealing well with it. He may be hiding more than he lets on. Sometimes something as simple as picking out a list of things he needs is very hard. She is at school age and again, this could be hard on her with her concentration and studying taking so much longer. It may be that you need to help her as much as possible to do things slowly and with patience to help her understand many things.

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:17 AM   #5
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The head injuries are often deadly if you fail to treat the right way, you could expect some disastrous results. Even for the Tramatic Brain Injury, make sure you find the right doctor so that your daughter gets rid from this ailment.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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Hi,
I am Trany and i have a 15 year old daughter who has a Tramatic Brain Injury, which happened 2 years ago and still having problems.
I agree with getting her tested. I am 42 and less than a week ago, I was finally diagnosed with Repetative Head Injury Syndrome. Basically, it is what a lot of the athletes have. Anyway, I tell you this because I received my first of about 15 concussions at 9. Didn't have my second until I was 26. Both of these concussions were really bad. Took a long time to get better from both. Didn't think much of what I thought were minor issues. It took a slip down a flight of steps 6 years ago and got a concussion. That fall showed all the brain damage, I did not know about, to show up. At one point, I was thought to have MS. I don't want to scare you or for you to think this could happen to your daughter. I just hope you see just how important it is to get this checked. Until recently, I never knew the mild concussions were causing brain damage. That first concussion messed with my sense of distance. I hit my head mostly in doorways. Good luck and hang in there.

 
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:15 AM   #7
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How do they diagnose that emeadows? I've lost count of how many concussions I've had but know I've fractured my skull three times

 
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:39 AM   #8
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It took many years, many tests, many specialists and a process of elimination for the diagnosis. The most important I believe a PET Scan, testing with a Neurophychologist, a spinal tap to rule out MS, and keeping track of medical symptom changes. My family dr and I had discussed the possibility of my head injuries being responsible for my medical issues many years ago. It took about 10 years to finally be diagnosed. I had made a yearly check up appt with him. During the couple weeks before my appointment, I had been tapped in the head several times. Accidently by my grandchildren. Once was by an empty soda bottle. I had noticed some changes. Including a few personality changes. I made sure to report these changes to him and that is when the diagnosis was officially made. I am very cautious and avoid any possible head injuries as much as possible. One of the major factors that helped cause so many concussions is the fact that my periphreal equilibrium in my left ear is completely gone. Drs think the cause was some domestic abuse I had suffered in the past. Too much damage to my ear cannal from being hit in the ear. This caused an issue with distance judgement. Most of my concussions have been from getting out of a car and hitting the top of doorways.
I hope this helps you.

 
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