Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Near SIDS

 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Near SIDS

Luke suffered a Near-SIDS incident.  He has made amazing progress during his first course of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for near-SIDS.  After a round of HBOT for his brain injuries, his improvements are significant.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

 

Neurological Patient – Benefit of HBOT

THE BENEFITS OF HBOT FOR THE NEUROLOGICAL PATIENT.  A MOTHER DESCRIBES THE IMPROVEMENTS THEY HAVE SEEN IN THEIR DAUGHTER AFTER RECEIVING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY.

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Charlotte 1 of 2 (Video – 1 minute)

 

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Charlotte 2 of 2 (Video – 1 minute)

Helping Charlotte and many patients in similar circumstances, is why Hyperbaric Healing Institute exists.  As a provider of HBOT, we want well informed patients/families, who have the desire to receive HBOT, to be able to receive this therapy.  Every patient’s needs/issues are unique, but improvements in patients’ conditions are possible and it is the goal of both families and staff.

If there is one factor that we could stress to any individual or family, regarding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), is that early intervention is a very important component in recovery.  Intervening early after trauma or diagnosis does improve the opportunity for greater benefit.  To read more about Hyperbaric Healing Institute, HBOT and what is offered at our office, please click on the links below.

Hyperbaric Healing Institute provides state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure that involves the patient being placed in a completely enclosed chamber in which the atmosphere is controlled and the patient is able to breathe pure 100 percent oxygen. This level exceeds atmospheric pressure. The hyperbaric process places oxygen in places within the body at a cellular level, and also where the circulation might be blocked. HBOT therapy is not painful and it is not an invasive procedure. HBOT therapy can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Learn More *

Traumatic Birth – 6 years later

MalakaiMalakai was born 4 weeks early and in grave condition. He had a loss of oxygen during delivery for a significant amount of time. With that being said he was a sick little guy. He spent 26 days in the NICU at Children’s Mercy Hospital. During our stay in the hospital they ran EEG, MRI, Catscan, EMG, X-Rays and a whole kit and caboodle of other tests. These tests showed that Malakai had severe cerebral palsy. He had no brain activity on the front or left side of his brain. His diagnosis was hard to swallow when he was completely healthy before delivery. I was going to do everything in my power to help him live a full life. They said he would never crawl, walk, jump, run, etc. When I brought him home he had a feeding tube, never cried, never opened his eyes or any other ‘normal’ baby things. At 31 days old I took my little baby boy to Hyperbaric Healing Institute to start treatments. Every morning for one month we suited him up for a dive. He was the smallest one that had been treated at the time. I held him while we just put his whole body in the hood. I wish I had taken pictures of him at the time. Within two weeks of the dives we saw huge progress. I was able to wean him off of his feeding tube, he was opening his eyes on a regular basis, he began crying, all of these things were miracles happening right before our eyes! We continued to do the dives until Malakai was two years old and at that point we felt that Malakai had recovered almost 100% from his brain injury. Today, Malakai is an active little boy that runs, jumps,plays, everything that a ‘normal’ six-year-old would do. Don’t get me wrong that these hyperbaric treatments will heal you completely. Every person is different and the sooner after the incident happens that you get to do the treatments this better your chances of recovery are. Malakai also has done a lot of physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and he still actually is in a couple of those therapies at this time. But, without the hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments I honestly do not think he would be as successful as he is today.  (Written by Jessica, Malakai’s awesome mom! 9/4/14)

Tenton

Trenton was born on August 1st, 2000.  Trenton endured a very difficult delivery in which he was deprived of oxygen.  Because of the oxygen deprivation, bruising and the bleeding from the delivery process, Trenton has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Trenton is now three years old.  In August of 2003 Trenton began hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Initially, he began with 20 treatments.  Because of the progress we were seeing, we chose to continue with 20 more.  After the first three or four treatments we began seeing a significant change in Trenton’s attention span as did his therapists and teachers in school.

As we continued, we saw other improvements.  Trenton began to sit for longer periods of time and was initiating sitting on his own.  Before HBO therapy, Trenton would sit for brief periods when you would place him in a sitting position.  After 12 treatments Trenton was getting into a sitting position by himself on a continuous basis.  We also noticed at this time that Trenton’s endurance was better.  He seemed to be getting more out of his therapies.  He would do as much in on therapy as he would in tow.  The on thing about Trenton is he has always made progress, slowly, in his development.  During HBO we saw more development.

HBO has helped Trenton to become a more independent sitting child.  I can’t tell how awesome it is to watch him sit and play with his toys.  There was a time when we were not sure if Trenton would ever sit.  This gives us hope for other possible developments.

My husband and I decided a long time ago that we would do whatever we could to help Trenton.  After learning about HBO therapy we decided that it may help or may not help Trenton.  We had to try; we could not go through our lives wondering.  We are very grateful now that we did.  Thank you Hyperbaric Healing Institute!

 

 

Anoxic Brain Damage at Birth

Hyperbaric Testimonial – Anoxic Brain Damage

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Anoxic Brain Damage at Birth

Dear Lisa and David:

I first want to thank both of you and your “great” staff for all that you did for Shannon while she completed her treatments with you.  You all made her extended stay very enjoyable.

I am happy to say I saw more improvement with Shannon than I thought I would.  I am now in the process of trying to work with the school district to develop a program that will help us to document the anticipated cognitive improvement.  I will be updating you as we continue going down this road.

I am enclosing a list I prepared for the school district showing the improvements we saw while we were going through the treatments at HHI.  We have seen Shannon improve in several areas (i.e.: physically, facial muscle tone, speech).  We now need to start documenting that Shannon is really making cognitive progress.  Her teacher has already asked me if I would be willing to speak to other parents with special ed kids….

  1. Shannon has always wanted but has never been able to do a handstand in a swimming pool.  After three hyperbaric treatments Shannon is popping hand stands in the hotel pool.
  2. As the first week went on Shannon had greater lung capacity in swimming underwater.
  3. Shannon has lacked the coordination to maintain the process of skipping.  Later in the first week of treatments she is skipping and maintaining the coordination.
  4. Also during the first week she took off running at a higher speed than I have ever seen before.  Energy level is definitely higher.
  5. When Shannon did her adding and subtracting she has always had to do so by using paper, pencil and the point system.  She has never been able to add in her head.  I gave her two digit problems to add and subtract in her head – She was successful with the correct answer 90+% of the time and she was able to process the problem in her head.  Speed was slow but she was able to process through to get an answer.
  6. Shannon’s aunt talks to Shannon on the phone and notices how clear and distinct her speech is getting.
  7. Shannon’s mom is working with Shannon on completing a multiplication table.  (She has never been able to do multiplication tables.)  Once they get to do multiplying by 4’s her mom said it was like someone flipped a switch and Shannon caught on as to how you multiply numbers.  Shannon completed the rest of the numbers through 9.
  8. Shannon’s mom took Shannon to the Zoo in Kansas City and Shannon walked along side or in front of her.  This is significant!  Shannon had always walked behind and took her time or was too tired to keep up.
  9. This past Saturday evening Shannon called and talked to me.  During our conversation I told her I had to stop and compliment her with her speech.  It was clear and distinct with no slurred words.  She spoke to Chris after we were one and Chris was shocked.  His remarks to me were, “Am I going to know her when she comes home?”  Chris said Shannon was saying words to him that he had never heard her say before.  Kim spoke to her next and she also notice how clear she was talking and how Shannon was carrying the conversation.

 

Hyperbaric Healing Institute provides state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure that involves the patient being placed in a completely enclosed chamber in which the atmosphere is controlled and the patient is able to breathe pure 100 percent oxygen. This level exceeds atmospheric pressure. The hyperbaric process places oxygen in places within the body at a cellular level, and also where the circulation might be blocked. HBOT therapy is not painful and it is not an invasive procedure. HBOT therapy for anoxic brain injury is used in conjunction with other medical treatments as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Learn More

Ryan

Ryan is a 7 year-old boy with global developmental delays.  He was born 3 months premature and was deprived of oxygen at birth.  This log was provided by his mother.

Dives 1-5

We did not notice any changes in Ryan during this week.

Dives 6-10

Dad and I noticed that Ryan was calmer – he did not get as frustrated over little things.  Ryan and his sister also began playing together and communicating appropriately for the first time.  They seemed to enjoy each other’s company.

Dives 11-15

I noticed Ryan was attending better when we worked on reading.  Previously, he would get frustrated when reading and mom would have to refocus when reading and refocus him to the page many times.  Now he reads a book to me without stopping to look around.

Dive 16-20

Ryan and his sister continued to play together nicely.  They really seem to enjoy playing together and the conversations are appropriate.

I also noticed Ryan asking an appropriate question to a boy at the YMCA. I.E. “What is that?” and “What do you do with it?”  Ryan would previously not be comfortable approaching a peer, and would instead tell me to ask the question.

Dives 21-25

We visited my parents over July 4th and Ryan’s grandmother commented on how much Ryan and his sister were communicating and playing together.  She was amazed at the change.  She also noticed how much better Ryan was reading – more focused.

Dives 26-30

Dad commented on the intelligent questions Ryan was asking.  I noticed that he seemed to be processing information quicker – he responds faster to questions and commands instead of seeming sometimes like he needed a jumpstart.

Dives 31-35

We visited Ryan’s dad’s family in Oklahoma.  Ryan was very calm on the drive.  We noticed a big change in how he talked to aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  He answered their questions appropriately and not in the silly manner as before.  He also played with his sister and cousin or on his own.  Previously, his father or myself had to take turns entertaining on the farm or he would be badgering constantly or acting inappropriately.  His Dad and I actually got to stay in the same room and visit with relatives together – BIG CHANGE from our last trip in May 2003.  This trip was a very different trip than all of our previous ones.  Ryan’s Aunt and Grandma both commented on how Ryan was much calmer and was not asking so many questions.

Dives 36-40

Ryan’s aquatic physical therapist commented on how Ryan has been following directions so well lately.

Ryan’s vision therapist said Ryan’s attention span had greatly improved – much better than the first few sessions.

Summary

We saw great improvements in Ryan’s social skills and attention.  We saw moderate improvements in cognitive abilities.  We hope to see improvements in fine motor (writing), but we have not tested this thus far as Ryan hates to write or color.