He said that my nephew's entire brain is damaged. Not just a spot, not just a part, the entire brain. All that is left is to wait & see how much it will recover.
His brain stem is intact & working properly - which controls life essential functions like breathing, heart beating, etc.
But... the part of your brain that controls reflexes (breathe deeper, you need to swallow, it's time to pee) is not working at all.
He told the family to prepare themselves that he will never be the same. Even
My brother-in-law is looking for jobs in Ohio (they currently live in Iowa), near where my nephew is, and has a possibility already lined up. My sister has started looking for housing in the area.
This is hard.