Friday, May 28, 2010

5,4,3,2,1, blastoff!!

We have been going for rides in a rocket recently.
Yes Annabelle and I have been doing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy everyday for the past 3 weeks. Here is a picture of us getting into the chamber, I just sit inside with her and change DVDs when they are finished and act as a chair for her. Things seem to be going well she doesn't seem to mind going in and tolerates the pressure. We go into the chamber that is pressurized and Annabelle wears a treatment hood and pure oxygen is piped directly to her to breathe. We stay in the chamber for about 90min.

A quick explanation what Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is - a prescription- only medical treatment in which the patient breathes pure oxygen under greater than normal atmospheric pressure. The patient's blood-oxygen level is then raised many times above normal, helping control infections and promote healing of many illnesses/injuries.Pressure is built inside the chamber and therefore allows the oxygen inhaled to be dissolved at great levels in the blood, spinal and lymph fluids, as well as all other tissues.

HBOT has been a treatment that has been around a while and illnesses such as MS, Stoke, Cerebral palsy, head injury, Autism, are well known to be helped by HBOT.