For 45 minutes, twice a day, oxygen administered at sea-level-pressure filled Eden’s nose. After a month of that, she began the actual therapy. Five days a week, Eden would spend time breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber.
In May, Eden did the unthinkable: She laughed. Not only that, but she could move her arms, hands and eyes. She could even speak.
Eden was a walking, talking miracle—doing all of the things doctors said she’d never do again. Scans show her brain damage starting to reverse.
The medical miracle is believed to be a “world first,” according to a report by Newsweek:
“The researchers say that to their knowledge, this is the first reported case of gray matter loss and white matter atrophy (types of brain damage) reversal with any therapy and that treatment with oxygen should be considered in similar cases.”
Today, the now 3-year-old is able to walk around with the help of a walker. She can climb up the stairs on a pay set with no help, and she’s constantly improving.
Her mother, Kristal Carlson, says that within a few years, it will be like she never had an accident in the first place.
She says the treatments saved her daughter, and could be revolutionary in helping others who are suffering from brain injuries.
One thing is for sure: Eden defied all of the odds. We can’t wait to see where this little beauty goes on her medical journey.