- 3 years ago
i was just taking a bath. And FH knocked on the door asking if I was ok. I was a little confused and he said “just checking on you”. Fine. Cute.
I answer that I’m fine, ask if he’s fine and thay I’ll be out in a minute. I go to the room and he doesn’t look good. I can’t tell exactly why but he didn’t look good. He was just laying in bed, talking to me, responding well to everything… But his eyes look all red, he was having some twitches and then he was shaking. It’s a little cold, but he is in bed,tucked in heavy comforters and room is not cold. I ask what’s wrong and he says that he had fallen asleep and he woke up abruptly, having what he only could describe as a mini panic attack. He normally doesn’t have those. He says he’s had them before. BUT… he had a crash from the bike two months ago. It was bad. He had a skull fracture with bleeding. Lucky enough he didn’t suffer any major damage and he’s passed all the neurological and medical tests with good results. But, after the crash, when he was released from trauma hospital and we were home he looked like this a few times. I am aware that a brain injury can cause many issues that can last and come and go for quite a long time. And I am always checking on him. But this stuff wrecks my nerves. I think both because it brings back bad memories and the anxiety of being told they had to rush him to the main trauma hospital because he had a skull fracture and also because I lost my dad a year ago and the whole thing is still pretty raw.
I also had a minute of freaking out because right now we are in Germany, I do not speak the language (I am trying hard but it’s not coming easy). I realized if I have to call emergency I can barely communicate!!! 🙁 I am just nervous right now. Bees, anyone familiar with TBI? Any similar experiences after a TBI? I was super tired and now I can’t sleep ://