First i'd like to apologise if there is already a thread about/similar to this in here and i've missed it. I'm reasonably new to bub hub, and did a quick search but couldnt find anything ABI specific.I'd also like to apologise as this will be a long post.
I was really just wondering if there are any bub hubbers out there who have an ABI/partner/other family member/child has one?
The reason i am asking this is because my DH has one. And i'm kind of curious as to how others cope and what it is like being a parent with an ABI?
As a bit of a background story, i will fill you all in as to how DH ended up with an ABI and what his side effects are.
December 8 last yeaar he went to the pub after work for a couple of drinks, spoke to him at 9pm and he told me he was coming home soon. i woke up at midnight and he still wasnt home. long story short, he had been assaulted and was on his way to the PA hospital in Brisbane for brain scans. (for any bub hubbers in the brisbane/ipswich region you may or may not remember this as it was on the news and in a few different newspapers) as a result of the assault he suffered from bilateral contusions (bruising along the front of his brain) and two bleeds on the front right side of his brain. DH spent two and a half weeks in hospital. When he first came out of hospital the smallest things were major issues for him. his hand eye coordination sucked. his hearing and sound perception (not sure if there is such thing) were off. he couldnt even walk down the street alone because a car driving on a street 3 or 4 blocks away could sound like it was about to run him over.
The part of DH's brain that is injured controls his ability to control his emotions, his ability to perceive other peoples emotions, his ability to think of the consequences of his actions, etc.
I havent posted this as a sob story, i'm more just curious as to whether there is anyone else out there going through a similar thingg, and how they deal with it.
Thanks in advance