Gabby was involved in a traffic accident. Paramedics were rushing her to the hospital. The oncoming car did not see or hear the siren of the ambulance; the ambulance did not see the car. The impact put Gabby into what would be a seven year coma.
When Gabby came to us, she would have neck jolts to the left with contractions.
Her left collarbone and hip was broken She suffered frequent panic attacks.
When she would have a panic attack, her left eye would completely turn in reaction to panic then will turn back.
When panic attacks were severe, she would go into a full body spasm.
In addition to Gabby's primary care physician, I brought in Dr. Zimmerman to be my eyes and ears and oversee the protocols.
Dr. Zimmerman is a great practitioner and communicator. He and I had developed a good working relationship and we work together well.
Gabby's Physical Therapist was a great help. I have posted some of his emails below.
When comparing assessment data to behavior, we created signals to release in the areas of the parietal, temporal, occipital, frontal, sphenoid and ethmoid.
Vision and Eye Tracking
When Gabby was first refereed to us, she was unable to track with her eyes.
Gabby tracked the nurse from the time she entered the room until she reached bedside. She continued to track with her eyes.
Also at week 3, Eric, the Physical Therapist and Mariam. Gabby's mother noticed a straightening response from wrists, hands and fingers.
It was at this time we noted a greater sensitivity to the signals and we adjusted the signals accordingly.
As mentioned earlier, she would cry as a means of communicating for food or water.
Gabby was making cooing sounds.
Gabby’s doctor mentioned improvement in complexion and her physical responses.
We taught Gabby's mother to teach her how to make varied sounds and pitches.
we were teaching Gabby how to make varied sounds in syllables. Certain sounds for food, drink, pain, etc.
Also at week 12, Maryan said when the Doctor said he was going to open her mouth, that Gabby opened her mouth for as soon as she heard his words. The doctor was surprised!
At this point, gabby was moved to the hospital to clean and change out the tubes.
Based on Maryam’s statements, there were complications with the changing of the tubes causing internal bleeding and discomfort for Gabby.
This necessitated a prolonged hospital stay.
Maryam, Gabby's mother told me they ran Gabby's protocols while she was in the hospital saying it helped control her Blood Pressure and to relax Gabby during procedures to correct the internal bleeding.
She continued to use the protocols while in the hospital. This kept Gabby relaxed. However, it also gave her a familiar, peaceful, relaxing signals that kept her progress stabilized.
You will notice from Mariam's emails and Erick's, Gabby's physical therapist emails posted below.
One of the email's from Gabby's mother is pictured to the right.
Gabby's Big News
Gabby came out of the coma in three weeks.
She was still paralyzed and unable to speak. However, on week 12, Gabby started making eye contact and tracking here visitors and medical team.
Week 16, she started making sounds. We were able to teach her how to make sounds by pitch, tone and in syllables to describe what she was feeling and requests for certain types of assistance.
Week 28 she started having her minstrel periods for the first time since the accident.
Gabby has since moved to South America to be with family and friends.