What Is The Follow-up For Severe Head Injury Patients?
Hello. My parents have a severe head injury. That was a diagnosis from the hospital. after being handled in an ICU room for 1 night, there has been no sign of improvement. In fact, it tends to decrease
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also concerned about the condition of your parents. Head injuries are classified as mild, moderate and severe depending on whether there is amnesia or memory loss, whether there is fainting, how long, and other symptoms such as vomiting, severe headache, double vision. If it is said to have a severe head injury, it means that your parents are considered to have experienced something that is quite affecting his brain.
The problem is, this mild, moderate and severe classification is not specific enough to know the patient's overall condition, treatment, and hope for recovery. Those who suffer severe head injuries, may experience bleeding in the brain, experience a buildup of fluid, cracks in the cranium, rupture of blood vessels, brain swelling, and much more. And all these conditions have their respective handling. Not to mention if we include age factors, comorbidities such as whether your parents have diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease, and recovery abilities that vary from person to person.
So what we want to say, we can't tell you about the next steps that should be taken regarding your parents because we don't check them directly, even though there are many aspects that need to be considered. The person who has the most information about your parents is the doctor who is treating him now. Because it's our suggestion, try to choose one of your family's messengers to discuss with the doctor. Ask how your parents are now, what treatment options they have, what their hopes for recovery are, and whether they need to be referred to a hospital that has more complete facilities. Ask until you understand, because it's family rights. Just do not interfere with the doctor's performance by forcing the will or repeatedly asking the same thing by different people. So make sure the family representative can later explain to other family members.
Apart from that, still pray for the best for your parents, and help the work of health workers by reporting anything that you think is strange or worrying. So, hopefully answering your question.