There has been one treatment with a sulfa drug for 10 days and then another 10 days of Clindamycin. Brain damage has occurred, as there was 2 consecutive seizures, a month apart prior to treatment. After 20 days of treatment the brain damage was evident but seemed minimal. Now, 2 months after treatment, there are new signs of not being able to walk correctly and a little disorientation. Will the nerve and/or brain damage that occurred heal eventually or is it permanent?
Hi Shirley - First off I'm so sorry you're having to go through this painful process of watching & waiting.. Months must seem like years and days like minutes when you have to sit back and watch a loved one suffer from such a serious brain injury.
I am sure your doctor's will eventually due a CAT scan of the brain to look for necrotic tissue, inflammation and nerve damage of the brain.
I can see from your description the doctors have taken an aggressive approach when it came to giving your loved one the proper medications. That's good!
Now, that it's been two months it would be a good time to start both physical and occupational therapy. This will give you good insight as to how much brain damage you're dealing with.
Another important factor is the age & dedication of your loved one. As we all know the younger we are the better chance we have recovering from traumatic injuries.
Just because they're not walking and talking correctly yet doesn't mean the injury will be permanent.
Have faith that the physical & occupational therapy will work.
Unfortunately, two months is too early to know how much of a recovery your family member will make.
Last but not least, with You by their side cheering them on can only help in their Rehabilitation.
Shirley, I will keep you in my prayers. May he or she have a speedy recovery.
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