Date: Tuesday, October 15, 1996
Hi, my brother has been in a semi-coma state since August 11, 1995. He has been going through Hyperbaric oxygen treatments now for about 6 weeks and has had about 50 dives now.
When he started the tone in his body on a scale from 1 to 10 was probably a 9, 4 days ago when he came out of the came out of the chamber he brought himself up on his elbows and proceeded to swing his legs off the table, everybody ran to stop him form coming off the table. That has been the most drastic result we have seen the rest have been less drastic. The most noticeable has been the gradual reduction of the tone, more normal skin coloration, more movement in his facial muscles.
I guess the best way to do this is to give a little background history of his accident. My brother was literally hit on the left side of the head by the front axle of an eighteen wheeler that had explode sending the axle flying through the air. My brother was in a military vehicle on the other side of the interstate, the head trauma was severe with shearing and bruising along with damage to the brain stem, he died twice at the scene but was saved by his best friend. He was in superb physical condition along with being a body builder which helped to increase the severity of his tone. He went through a lot of therapy at Craig hospital in Denver but was released due to lack of improvement, what is going on now with the hyperbaric treatments has been a God send thanks to Dr. Harch and Jo-Ellen Smith Hospital we are now seeing improvements where we thought we would never see any. We have been told that after his last dive the improvements will continue.