Saturday, January 28, 2017

Unexpected Benefit of HBOT

We are praising God that KK is much more chatty, her response time is getting better, and she is starting to remember a few more little things each day. We are also praising God for something we didn't expect with the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy...

While KK was in her colonic on Thursday, I noticed that the scar on her stomach was no longer raised. We examined the other scars on her torso from the shunt catheter and port placements and discovered that they have all flattened out. A few months ago, I wondered if there was a way to massage them to break up the scar tissue but I never followed through, so it was neat to see that they are healed. I realized that this was an unexpected benefit of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I thought, "If God is using the HBOT to heal the scars we can see, I wonder what is happening to the radiation scars we can't see."

We showed the scar to Chris and Ruth at The Wound Care Center on Friday. They were excited as they had never seen that before since the patients they usually see have wounds that still need to close. They said KK's age is working in her favor and that healing should happen quickly.