Rodriguez UPDATE 27 July 2003
Our two oldest daughters have just attended the College of Oceaneering course on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Susan and Danielle Rodriguez will be writing an article for Hyperbaric Medicine Today. We are so proud of our daughters! Again we would like to thank Dr Harch who made this all possible.
Susan and Patrick Rodriguez CHT
MUM's News letter 10/98
Dear Ms Julie Gordon,
Thank you so much for the honor of being included in your news letter! Finally after many years of waiting I am able to give credit to the people who have helped us, and in turn may help other parents and their children as well.
I intend to focus on my three little girls. However, I think it is also important to explain the illness that I had. In doing so I feel it would be easy to understand the familial disorder, and by using Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy we all were able to regain our health and lead a normal life style. In 1991 I was diagnosed with Lupus, Cerebral, Vasculitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Including auto immune markers in the spinal fluid that indicated a demyelination process of acute Peripheral Neuropathy, all of which where documented by S.P.E.C.T. Brain scans, blood test, skin biopsy, spinal taps, along with lower and upper EMG's.
To shorten this story, I was treated using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT for 28 treatments, I was sent back to the doctor who ordered additional S.P.E.C.T. Brain Scans, spinal taps, skin biopsy, EMG's and blood test. All of which returned to normal. My Doctors have since wrote many letters fully endorsing Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment!
I have three little girls, all are two years apart in age, during the time of my illness and recovery all three little girls had very unusual illness constantly throughout their childhood. This illness included, joint pain with swelling, grand and petite maul seizures, bladder and kidney infections, Asthmatic bronchitis, Otitis Media, high protein in urine, back, neck, knee pain, gastrointestinal reflux confirmed biopsy, chronic constipation, with fissures, head aches, skin rashes, unable to go in the sun, skin thickening, yeast infections both vaginal and under arms, delayed speech, positive ANA's with patterns abnormal S.P.E.C.T. Brain Scans. All three of my children missed at times 60 days of school in a year. Final diagnosis, Collagen Vascular disease with lupus -like, Scleroderma overlap, connective tissue disorder, and at times their records read, CFS, and FMS. In short, a disease process in which the bodies immune system attacks its self, in the case of my three girls, Central Nervous system, Joints, skin, both internal and external.
I had heard that Dr. Paul Harch MD treated children with success, I sent my own S.P.E.C.T. Brain scans to Dr. Paul Harch MD and begged him to treat my three children. He agreed to meet with us in New Orleans. I drove the three children out to New Orleans to meet with Dr. Harch, For I knew that this was the only treatment that would work and I felt it had saved my life! Please understand that a person with a DX as I could normally not be able to drive from California to New Orleans alone without being completely well. Again to make a long story short, all three of the children were given S.P.E.C.T. Brain Scans before and after treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, blood work as well, the first set of blood tests revealed a Sedimentation Rate of more than 100 in one child, upper 60's in the other children, indicating gross inflammation. After using Hyperbaric oxygen therapy the test returned to normal! In addition the S.P.E.CT. Brain Scans were improved near normal as well after 40 treatments of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Since that time my children have received Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy about twice monthly. The difference in our life is without words! They have improved health, they can now play in the sun, and all of their grades have improved to the point of Principals Honor Roll and the program for the gifted. There treating Md.. writes an RX for Hyperbaric yearly. Hyperbaric and Dr. Harch have impacted my life to which it will NEVER be the same. I can never thank Dr. Harch enough. We are deeply grateful to him.
Patrick and Susan Rodriguez
It is for these Reasons we have opened our center for Health, Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics, It is dedicated to Dr Harch and Our children. We do not feel that one must lose their home In order to gain