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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Andrew Waddington is as limp as a sleeping child in his father’s arms. But he is not asleep and there is something disturbing about this kind of floppiness. His head is lolling and swinging. His limbs seem weak and uncontrolled.
Ten years ago, during a routine 10-minute operation to correct an undescended testicle, Andrew was deprived of oxygen. The medical accident, known euphemistically as “acquired brain injury”, left him with a condition resembling cerebral palsy.
Now he is 13, a handsome boy who communicates by moving his heavy head in a semi-circle – right for yes, left for no, and subtle gradations in between, on a scale of one to 10.
“How was school today, Andrew?” his mother, Teresa, asks him. His head sweeps round three-quarters of the arc towards the right. “I see, seven out of 10.”
“He may appear to be a terrible case,” Teresa says, “but if you had seen him before you’d realise just how far he has come. He could not see. He could not understand. He cried all day. We spent all our time trying to alleviate his distress.
“We were told he would probably only ever recognise me as a ‘familiar smell’. Doctors said there was no hope; to put him in a home, to have another child.”
Andrew spent 21 months at Alder Hey Hospital’s brain injury unit in Liverpool. Then the Waddingtons heard about a children’s naturopathic clinic in Lancaster, close to their home, run by former nurse and midwife Jane Dean. In desperation, they took him to see her.
“Andrew’s body was curved like a banana,” recalls Dean. “He had no control over any of his muscles and was being fed through a tube. He was on 16 different kinds of medication. There was no cognition at all.
“He had that high-pitched ‘cerebral’ cry that, once you have heard, you hope never to hear again in your life. My heart went out to him. I thought, ‘Surely there must be more we can do.’”
Dean had recently watched a television programme about the remarkable healing powers of oxygen administered under pressure, known as hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). She decided to see if it would help Andrew.
She rented a hyperbaric oxygen chamber and had it installed on an industrial estate in Lancaster. For six months, Andrew was treated there three to five times a week.
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