Last year, my Anthony was diagnosed with Hypoxic Brain Injury due to nearly drowning after a seizure episode while bathing. Doctors are still unsure how per say to treat this. However during our 11 month journey, we have meet some wonderful parents, children and survivors who have provided us with information and proven studies of what works. Hypoxic-anoxic injury, also known as HAI, occurs when that oxygen flow is disrupted, essentially starving the brain and preventing it from performing vital biochemical processes.Hypoxic refers to a partial lack of oxygen; anoxic means a total lack.The diminished oxygen supply can cause serious impairments in cognitive skills, as well as in physical, psychological and other functions.
Currently Anthony is responsive but still lacks alot of basic skills which makes him completely disabled. He currently receives therapy 3 times a week. The FDA has recently approved the use of 2 drugs, along with stem cell therapy that would help Anthony and give him a better recovery rate. Of course, these cutting-edge therapies are not covered on our insurance. They are considered an "out-of-pocket elective." The money raised would help pay for travels for Anthony to Orlando and receive 2 rounds of a 3-day treatment of these medications to help him live a longer happier life. We will not give in to this prognosis. The kids and I will be the continued backbone and strength Anthony needs.