You sit by your loved one’s hospital bed. You hold her hand and you try to keep yourself together. As the hours, or days, go by you may wonder what else you should be doing. Your loved one can’t communicate right now, but are there things that you could be doing to help her?
What You Do Now Matters
There are things that you can do to protect your loved one while her brain injury prevents her from protecting herself. Specifically, in some situations you may be able to:
- Talk to her doctors – Find out what is happening, what they are doing, and what they expect to happen next.
- Request second opinions, if necessary – You may want a second medical opinion.
- Make sure that her employer, clients, family, and friends now what is happening – If people are expecting her, love her, or would worry about her then you want them to know what is going on.
- Take care of her children, elderly parents, pets, and other loved ones – Make sure that those whom she loves are safe and taken care of the way that she would want them to be.
Additionally, you can call a Raytown car accident brain injury lawyer to make sure that her rights are protected.
Be Your Loved One’s Voice If Her Brain Injury Prevents Her From Communicating
The hours spent sitting by your loved one’s bedside are long and they are hard. Her inability to wake up is frightening and it can be especially challenging to think about the future. However, you can do it and we may be able to help you. For more information, about how to help your loved one please call a Raytown car accident brain injury attorney today at 888-348-2616. We also welcome you to read our FREE Brain Injury Survivor’s Guide, to learn more.