Traumatic Brain Injury Jeff Age 8
My Son was hit by a car two years ago and suffered Severe Brain Trauma . He
remained in a Vegetative coma for the last two years. Unable to move, Close
his mouth, Speak, and became severely Spastic with his legs crossed and
curled up to his waist. His left arm was pulled up to his chest. He was very
ridged. His tongue is extended out of his mouth at all times. He is
ventilated with Trachea tube.
We decided to try Hyperbaric Oxygen at Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics in San
Bernardino CA. Dr Underwood came and gave Jeff a full physical exam at the
Hospital where my son lives, XXXX XXXX Care Long term Health Center in
The orthopedic Surgeon advised that we have his tendons cut because he said
that he would never be able to relax his legs and they would become even
more spastic as the years went by.
Here is what has happened so far, his Respiratory Therapist into the chamber
attends Jeffery. With in the first treatment his legs untwisted and relaxed
for the first time since the accident two years ago!!
Treatment #2 His hands relaxed and are able to lie in his lap. The hands for
the first time are open and loose!!!
Treatment #3 His tongue which usually extended far beyond his teeth now
closed and no longer is extended out of his mouth!!, This is the first time
in two years I have seen my son's mouth in a normal fashion. He was able to
follow commands and when asked he will grab your hand and squeeze it!!
Treatment #5 today is the very best of all, Jeffery was doing his best to
verbalize and make sounds!! I have not heard my sons voice or a sound from
him in over two years!
My son can now sit in his wheel chair with both legs and feet in the leg and
feet in the correct position in the wheel chair!
The Respiratory therapist is in shock! We all cried today as we looked into
the window and saw that he was making noises and looking at us through the
I am completely speechless and so grateful that there is a light at the end
of the tunnel for my son. I realize now that the well-meaning Doctors are
not always right. That Brain disorders do NOT mean that the person is
mentally gone; Rather with Restored Blood, flow there is a good chance that
the brain can restore itself to function once more.
Thank you So much Dr Underwood and Susan for this wonderful form of therapy
that the hospital did not tell me about, I only wish I had found it sooner.
Joanna, Mother to Jeffery TBI