Hi! I just recently found this group, and there is so much helpful information. My 16-year-son Experienced a ruptured AVM in June. We have been fortunate after a long summer in the hospital and acute rehabilitation that his physical recovery has been remarkable. He had a craniotomy in September and had his AVM removed. Again very fortunate. He now suffers from short term memory loss, executive functioning, and slow processing skills. This part of the recovery is moving incredibly slow. There are some days where I think his memory is getting better and there are other days when I’m not sure. He is in both occupational therapy and speech therapy for cognitive deficiencies. He was an incredible student before his bleed, which is helping him develop his strategies during recovery. All he would like is for his short term memory to return. He said he can handle the executive functioning, and, slow processing as it comes.
My question to this group does anyone out there have a teenager that had a similar experience? Did you see their short-term memory improve? I realize every injury, brain and recovery is different but I’m looking for some positive stories. I hear how a young brain is still plastic and that new pathways can be created. But in some of the literature that I’ve researched, I’m not sure if this truly recovers a short term memory loss.
I appreciate any input! Thank you!