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Eden Carlson drowning and recovery with HBOT treatments

NBC Today’s Show with Megyn Kelly Interviews the Carlsons

Published October 6, 2017

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) uses a pressurized chamber and pharmaceutical grade oxygen to treat wounds in any location and for any duration.  Doctors Paul Harch and Ted Fogarty used HBOT to reversed brain damage in two-year old Eden Carlson who recovered from near fatal drowning. Mom and EMTs delivered CPR for over an hour before Eden’s heart began beating on its own.


A 2-year-old girl experienced cardiac arrest after cold water drowning. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed deep gray matter injury on day 4 and cerebral atrophy with gray and white matter loss on day 32. Patient had no speech, gait, or responsiveness to commands on day 48 at hospital discharge. She received normobaric 100% oxygen treatment (2 L/minute for 45 minutes by nasal cannula, twice/day) since day 56 and then hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) at 1.3 atmosphere absolute (131.7 kPa) air/45 minutes, 5 days/week for 40 sessions since day 79; visually apparent and/or physical examination-documented neurological improvement occurred upon initiating each therapy. After HBOT, the patient had normal speech and cognition, assisted gait, residual fine motor and temperament deficits. MRI at 5 months after injury and 27 days after HBOT showed near-normalization of ventricles and reversal of atrophy. Subacute normobaric oxygen and HBOT were able to restore drowning-induced cortical gray matter and white matter loss, as documented by sequential MRI, and simultaneous neurological function, as documented by video and physical examinations.


Published on YouTube May 4, 2016


On Feb 29, 2016 Eden drowned in a swimming pool. She technically died for nearly 2 hours. Miracle after miracle has brought her back to us. Her "near drowning" caused damage to some of her deep gray matter and left her with an anoxic brain injury. This is part of her story. This part takes us up to the point where she starts her hyperbaric treatments with Dr. Harch. Brace yourself for miracles.



As you may know this story was covered all over the USA!  Here are some of the links to those:


Eden Carlson dancing before her drowning accident.
Eden Carlson receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments.
Eden Carlson smiling after a few Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments.

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