Thursday, May 7, 2015

Traumatic brain injury

Ten days after the accident, doctors and hospital clergy sat down with Hyland and his wife, Cindy, and said they wished they had better news, but Blake had suffered a traumatic brain injury, damaging his temporal and frontal lobes. They said he would never be the same.

"I remember grabbing Cindy's hand in that room," Hyland said. "We said we really appreciate their diagnosis. They're professionals. But our God is greater than that. And that our son will walk out of this hospital one day. They said, 'We hope you prove us wrong.'"
The day after giving his father a kiss, Blake opened his eyes. Little by little, he learned to speak and move again. It's now been 15 months, and the Blake, now 16, is set to return to the 10th grade in Waco in the fall. He still has trouble with his short-term memory and he has some trouble getting around, but he says he wouldn't change what happened to him.
"For him to be cognitively back to where he is, it's a miracle," Hyland told ABC News.
See also:  (cited below under "Ten Years After Terri Schiavo, Death Debates Still Divide Us: Bioethicist"  April 2, 2015 in the comment from April 7, 2015)

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