Recovery from brain damage can be uncertain. It will also take time. Your chance for recovery depends on how long and how severely you were deprived of oxygen. Many people with mild brain damage can usually recover most of the lost functions.
During rehabilitation, you and your family will work with:
- Physical therapist—to retrain motor skills, such as walking
- Occupational therapist—to improve daily skills, such as dressing and going to the bathroom
- Speech therapist—to work on language problems
- Neuropsychologist—for behavior and emotional issues related to the injury
Recovery can take months, or even years. In many cases, full recovery is never achieved but some can successfully learn to live with any remaining disabilities. In general, the sooner rehabilitation starts, the better the outcome.