Mild-HBOT: 10/20/2007 to Present
1. 10/20/07 – 11/20/07 70 hours
2. 12/13/07 – 1/11/08 49.5 hours
3. 2/01/08 – 3/1/08 51.5 hours
Tommy was diagnosed with moderate-mild autism in April 2007. He was 2.3 years of age. He had no words, no eye contact, and no social skills. He would stim for hours on end by scooting around the perimeter of the room, while pushing a toy car. Tommy always had loose stools. He was an extremely fussy eater and had trouble maintaining his weight. He hated music. He had constant meltdowns whenever routines were broken.
Prior to MHBOT, treatments that helped Tommy the most was methyl-B12 injections, GI medication, CF diet, and supplements. Although these treatments helped Tommy a lot, he still had a long way to go; especially with his speech, stimming/obsessive behavior, bowel function, social interaction, awareness and focus.
Since October 2007, we have completed 170 Mild-HBOT hours. We did 70 hours the first treatment, 49.5 the second, and 51.5 the third. As of today, there is no doubt that Tommy has fully recovered from autism. His language is definitely age appropriate and it is rapidly growing every day. He continually speaks and converses in full sentences. Tommy recently said to his mommy while driving in her truck, “Look mommy! The little birds are playing in the snow.” Another time, Tommy said, “Look! I see a squirrel.” We asked what the squirrel was doing and Tommy replied, “He’s climbing a tree.” He is well mannered and says thank you, no thank you, excuse me and please in the appropriate way. The clarity of his words is undeniably equivalent or above to that of his peers. He now loves music and can sing entire songs like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old McDonald, and The Wheels on the Bus. He understands humor and laughs at animated movies and cartoons. Tommy answers questions with 90+ percent accuracy. He states his likes and dislikes. He answers yes and no questions. He makes his opinions known. He is confident and independent. Tommy has become more aware of the world around him. His bowel function is close to perfect. He is trying new foods and his appetite has increased tremendously. He is off the chart in height and in the 95% for his weight. Moreover, Tommy’s stimming and obsession with toy cars has completely disappeared! Change in routine does not affect Tommy in the least bit. Further, He initiates social play and interacts with other children. He has a best friend named Mikey. He is more affectionate. Tommy spontaneously gives us hugs and kisses. School states that Tommy is having great days all the time. The teacher wrote how proud she is of him. She also wrote how fast Tommy learns and retains everything she teaches! Tommy knows all of his colors. He even knows polka dot, plaid, gold, and silver. He knows all of his letters and can sing the ABC song. Tommy can identify and count numbers past 30. He can also count up to ten in Spanish, which he learned from watching Dora the Explorer and Go! Diego Go! on his DVD in the HBOT. He can identify approximately 75-100 animals and knows where they live. He knows all of his shapes, which include oval, trapezoid, octagon, and pentagon. Tommy has learned just about every type of vehicle (i.e. hot air balloon, fuel tanker truck, digger, bulldozer, trash truck, mail truck, space shuttle, limousine, dump truck). He can even name the make and models of certain cars (i.e. Mini Cooper, PT Cruiser, convertibles, Cadillac, Volkswagen, Mustang, and Corvette). On February 10, Tommy received the award for the MOST IMPROVED - 2007 from ARCH (Atlantic Riding Center for Handicap), where Tommy rides horses as part of his intervention. There are more than 100 participants in this program!