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Weak legs and hands, subdural hygroma, slow recovery after brain injury. Guide - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here,
Doctor:Please proceed
User:This is regarding my Son who had a brain injury and went through surgery
User:now he is going through rehab
Doctor:Yes, I remember please proceed
User:See he is recovering right now
User:since last 6 months he has recovered a lot
User:but problem is his recovery is slow
User:Still we see 3 problems
User:1. His ankle is still weak and leg has weakness
User:2. His hand , shoulder are weak
User:and fingers are yet to function fully
User:3. He still has a subdural hygroma of 12.5 mm sie
User:We are just worried how much timw it will take more to recover
User:and will he ever recover fully
Doctor:I understand your frustration in dealing with this condition
Doctor:As I have told you in my previous chats, it will take time
User:Yes but what are chances of full recover in a boy of 6 year old
Doctor:It will take up to 2 years to recover fully
User:And will subdural hygroma go away
Doctor:Subdural hygroma may gow away
Doctor:or it may remain without causing any trouble
Doctor:but regarding the recovery of the neurological deficits, he might completely recover but no one can tell you exactly how much
Doctor:and it is not possible to say what are his chances
User:but since you must have seen so many cases of such injury
User:have seen cases of full recovery
User:and how much are chances as per study
User:in case of brain injruy
Doctor:Yes, I have seen many cases of full recovery
Doctor:and children do have very good chances of recovering fully, but depends on the extent of brain damage
Doctor:and it will take very long time for full recovery
User:but with rehab and all courses he is doing he must recover
Doctor:I know, as parents you will be worried about the slow and frustrating condition
Doctor:Even with the rehab courses it takes a minimum of two to three years for complete recovery
User:but he should be able to do his normal activities
Doctor:He will be able to do his normal activities slowly
Doctor:those fine aspects are the ones that take a long time to recover fully
Doctor:So you have to be patient and encourage him to do his daily exercises
Doctor:Is there anything else you would want to discuss>
User:See we talked to all doctors and as per them if motor functions exists he should recover fully in that case. He doesnt have any paralytic attack
User:is that true
Doctor:Usually children recover fully, so let us hope your child also recovers completely
User:yes we are hoping
User:but only thing we are worried is that he should atleaset start doing normal activties on his own
Doctor:He will, do not worry about that
Doctor:but it will take time
User:thanks doctor
User:thats all I had
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me
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