Today was Walker's first session of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy). Although the doctor had gone over everything when we were there before, I still was a little unsure of what to expect. I thought that we were both going to have to wear scrubs and take off all metal.Surprising we could wear our own clothes, just couldn't take in anything flammable. The chamber that we are using allows me to go in with Walker. The chamber is pressurized but the oxygen is only administered in the hood over Walker's head.
He did great! He was a little uncomfortable when the pressure was dropping because I couldn't get him to swallow, but once his ears popped he was fine! It took us a little while to figure out what the best position was for him to be in but then we just sang songs and played. It does get pretty warm in there so tomorrow we will wear less clothes!
There aren't any side effects and it will be some time before we see any results etc. But the fear of the unknown is behind us!!