What Does the Prognosis Look Like with Mild Brain Damage?
Fortunately, most cases of infant brain damage will be on the milder side, which makes it more manageable. In some cases, provided the right treatment, infants will have the ability to recover from the injury. However, that does not mean that there will not be any residual effects. Your child may still suffer many of the ill effects for a long time. There likely will be both good and bad days. You may notice a wide range of emotions, such as your child being fussy and crying all day, then being happy as a peach the next day. Children with mild brain injuries can display a variety of different behaviors.
Even some of the milder child brain damage may result in a permanent cognitive and emotional disability. You may not even notice the disability right away, but it may become more apparent as your child starts school and struggles more compared to the other children. A child who suffered a brain injury will most likely have a lower IQ and experience cognitive dysfunction.