I can’t stress enough - have him REST REST REST lol. Sometimes the best you can do in a day is eat and shower, and other times you can do a walk or some chores. Believe me when I say this though, resting is the #1 healer! The more he can rest, the quicker he’ll get to his new normal, which may be back to where he was before, or it may be truly a new plateau. I had a large/giant (2.3cm) vertebral/basilar aneurysm that didn’t rupture, but it did need coils/PED stents, with a second surgery for more stents about 8 months after the first major one. I had no idea that just those non-invasive surgeries could cause so much recovery!! I had headaches for years (this happened in 2012), but rarely get them now (piercing, pulsing, stabbing, throbbing pains right where the aneurysm is located, upon standing up too fast or moving around much). Fatigue plagued me up until I realized I was iron deficient, just two years ago, but that didn’t help enough taking iron supplements and now I’m taking something from a naturopathic doctor that helps my adrenal system, as it seems to be shot. No idea if any of those are related to my annie, but I was perfectly healthy before it. In the very beginning of recovery I had some aphasia - I couldn’t find the right words (I could picture the “thing” in my mind but I couldn’t verbalize it), and occasionally still do but I am pretty good at talking myself around until I get it out. The worst part is probably telling oneself that this was an actual brain surgery, not just some minor procedure, and getting those around us to understand that too, despite the fact there’s not much in the way of scars to show for it. When people don’t look sick or hurting, it’s hard to understand that the mental game is just as difficult as a broken arm or knee replacement or similar. Those things take a lot of time to heal, but there’s a visual cue to see it all and with the brain it isn’t so obvious. Maybe journaling will help to see the progress he makes, whether you write about it or he does or maybe even both. At any rate, thank God he’s home, and I pray for the best outcome!