PT was a 22 year old soldier, he had just completed a tour of duty in the middle east. Upon returning home he visited relatives and friends, upon returning home alone in his vehicle jet lag and long meetings with family and friends might have contributed to his exhaustion, leading up to the accident.
At 5:00 am, patient was alone in his vehicle, it is probable that he fell asleep behind the wheel his foot must have hit the gas pedal, his vehicle traveled through an intersection at a high rate of speed, hit the curb, launching the automobile into the air and into two telephone pole, the pole snapped off about 5 feet up, the front of the pole was shredded like a broom for about 2 feet or more. Patient was an unrestrained driver, injuries were consistent with his head hitting the steering wheel. The vehicle rolled over 3 times, bounced off a building, hit a satelite dish on the roof of the building, the engine was in two pieces and the vehicle landed on it’s roof in the street and burst into flame.
An angel (my name for a good Samaritan) was sitting in his car at the traffic light, witnessed the entire accident and pulled our patient out of the burning automobile. By the time police who were two streets away got to the scene the automobile was fully engulfed in flames.
Emergency Medical Technicians performed CPR on the way to the nearest trauma center. The trauma center stabilized him and he was placed in the trauma ICU ward. Due to the extensive nature of the fire, no information survived, no id, drivers license, etc. Police on scene took plate information and chased that down.
Patient was “. . not expected to survive his injuries.” The medical evaluation board reported. It further stated, patient, “was involved in a motor vehicle accident . . . He was taken from the scene by ambulance . . . in an unconscious condition . . . right femur fracture. . multiple facial and skull fractures and lacerations. . . . guarded condition.”
Patient’s wife got a call at approximately 10 am, she called patient’s mother and me, I put together an emergency kit and we raced to the hospital. Patient’s wife had a working relationship with one of the ER nurses in the trauma unit, wife knew prognosis was not good when her friend couldn’t meet her eyes and we three visitors were waved into patient’s room, we were unattended. Patient was comatose, unresponsive now for 6 hours, and hooked up to life sustaining machinery - oxygen, blood pressure cuff, and iv medications.
His mental status was “comatose”; his diagnosis: “Closed head trauma with loss of consciousness, right femur fracture, multiple facial lacerations, multiple facial and skull fractures.” His prognosis: Death within 72 hours. Their recommendations: “. . . injuries are of a severity that mak survival very unlikely, . . . (Imminent Death)”.
Homeopathic medicine works quite well with today’s trauma expertise. At no other time in history can we credit the incredible knowledge and dexterity our medical profession has achieved in today’s trauma treatment. But, modern medicine falls short where stimulating the patient’s body to repair devastating damage. Homeopathic remedies have an ability to stimulate the body to repair, prevent brain swelling, and help return some of these ‘potentially fatal’ cases to a full and productive life. Here the following attests to this patient’s recovery from this life endangering situation.
Patient’s mother took one hand of the patient, his wife the other, they started talking to the patient, no response. A dose of arnica in alcoholic dilution was rubbed it on the patient’s inner wrist, his response was immediate. Our patient immediately responded to his mother’s words and squeezed her hand.
Patient became stabilized, and started to regain his faculties. As soon as possible patient was moved to a military hospital, assessment was 'moderate to severe' brain damage. Patient sent home for a weekend once stable and spent the weekend sitting and staring. A dose of a well suited homeopathic remedy was administered and he went back to the hospital that Sunday night, another assessment indicated his condition was downgraded to 'mild to moderate' brain damage.
Over several years patient continued to improve.
Patient survived to father another child, was deemed fit for duty and was returned to active duty where he served another tour of duty in a combat zone. Patient is now retired from military duty.
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