Whatever the cause of Traumatic Brain Injury, it always seems to be much worse when it involves an infant; the thought of someone so young having to go through such a difficult process, the uncertainty of the long term prognosis and not necessarily having the ability to actually understand what is happening to them.
What About The Parents?
Caring for anyone can be a traumatizing experience, be that family, relative or close friend. It is known to be one of the most stressful experiences that a person can go through. Those feelings are exacerbated when you see your son or your daughter fighting through a brain injury.
Having a network of support that can help you through those times is vital to your own well-being; you should never forget to care for yourself as you care for your child. Just as you are supporting them, let your family and friends support you.
There are many online sites and portals that can give further information to help you understand what to expect and where to look for help. Try not to stray too far from the track though – amongst all the good, there can be some bad. Search for specifics relating to your child’s injury.
The ability to make rational thoughts and decisions is badly impaired by the lack of sleep, get used to snatching it where you can, even when you feel totally drained and could sleep for a week, a few minutes can make a big difference.
Join Our Community
Our aim at TryMunity was to build a community with one thing in common; Traumatic Brain Injury. Whilst nearly every type of brain injury is different, the members of our community know how it feels to support & love someone through this difficult time, what can help, who to turn to and more importantly, what to expect.
Joining our community is free. We offer support and advice and you’ll be sure to get a warm and friendly welcome.