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Ella On The Road To Recovery - After stroke in utero

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Uploaded on May 20, 2008

Pediatric Stroke

Ella suffered a stroke while still in utero, affecting the left side of her body. Her left arm and leg were very rigid. Ella did not talk, did not see well, and could not smile well because the elft side of her face could not move. After her parents placed her on the program of the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, a non-profit organization founded by Glenn Doman, she saw incredible improvements. She has become less rigid, and learned to crawl and creep. She is now walking under a overhead ladder, and her vision has improved. Ella increased her oxygen intake and lung capacity, and is now speaking. She can now control her left hand, arm and leg. She has been taken off the anticonvulsant Phenobarbitol, which made her more alert. She loves to read and dance, and is very intelligent, and even knows Spanish. Now, she has a beautiful smile.
Like thousands of other children, Ella has been greatly helped by the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential.

To learn more about our work with special needs kids and treatment for children with special needs visit
http://www.iahp.org

This is Ella, two weeks before Ella was born a routine ultrasound discovered that her head was enlarging. Her doctors performed an emergency C-section. The scan showed she had suffered a significant stroke in the womb. The stroke affected the right side of her brain which controlled the left side of her body. The biggest challenge for Ella as a mid-brain injured child has been mobility. As she grew her left leg grew stiffer and her left hand and arm grew more rigid.
Ella didn't talk, her vision was significantly affected as her brain had difficulty controlling her eyes. And her smile was affected because she only used the right side of her mouth. In the almost three years on the program at the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Ella has grown less rigid, she has learned to crawl and then to creep. And now she walks under the overhead ladder. Through her movement she's gained better control of her eyes. Ella didn't talk before because she didn't have enough air. Through special therapies she increased her lung capacity and oxygen intake. Now she talks. Ella has gained usage of her left leg, hand and arm. She has been detoxified, taken off of the anticonvulsant medication phenobarbital which has enabled her to be more alert and her development has increased dramatically. Ella loves music and loves to dance. She loves to read. She understands Spanish and can name almost all 50 states and now Ella has a great smile.

Pediatric Stroke Treatment at IAHP.org

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