Treating traumatic brain injuries @ the LATimes
They can’t be set like a bone or staunched like a bleed. They can be difficult even to detect, but the military and others are working to improve care.
Larry Ewing’s life changed last year on a construction site in Victorville; Larry Carr’s changed in 2004 on a road in Iraq. Unlikely brothers in arms, both men now share the same invisible wound — traumatic brain injury.
They tire easily, forget often and lose their balance and concentration without warning. They struggle to make peace with personality changes that have made them barely recognizable to loved ones.