Stereotactic brain repair treatment, neural growth factors injection; Traditional Chinese Medicine and physical rehabilitation therapy.
The patient was first admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital (BPIH) with the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and symptoms of delayed development in speech, cognition and mobility; which he had since birth.
He received a total of five treatments at BPIH, starting in February 2013, September 2013, then in May 2017 and in December 2017, June 2019.
The picture shows a young Russian boy wearing a birthday hat, it is our old friend, Saveliy. It has been 5 years since his first admission to BPIH. Now during his 4th stay at BPIH, we were able to celebrate celebrated his mother’s birthday, along with our staff and a big birthday cake. In the picture we can see him playing drum with the box of the birthday cake.
When Saveliy was born in 2008, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and his development was slower than normal children. At admission to BPIH, Saveliy was alert, his cooperation was poor and he was slow in reaction to physical and auditory stimulus. His pupils were equal in size, round, 3.0mm in diameter, with sluggish response to light. Eye movements were over-active and his vision was impaired.
On admission, the patient could raise his head for only a few minutes. He also could sit unassisted for only short periods of time as he had a poor ability to support his trunk. Few autonomous activities were noted in his arms. He might try to grasp things with his right hand, but his movements was too clumsy to succeed. He had a habit to constantly cover his eyes with his hands. Extension and flexion were noted with the lower limbs, but he generally kept them in flexed position. He was able to raise his limbs from the bed, but unable to crawl. The patient was uncooperative while muscle strength examinations were performed on him. Muscle tone was low in all four limbs but tendon reflexes were normal. Abdominal reflexes were absent. Bilateral plantar reflexes were present. The patient responded to a pain response, but he could not properly respond.
After admission, several medical protocols were applied, which included stereotactic treatment to repair the injured neural cells, medical treatment to improve his cerebral blood-supply and metabolism – to enhance his neural function, a Traditional Chinese Medicine protocol as well as Physical Rehabilitation Therapy and other supportive treatments.
Medical Condition after the Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery for Cerebral Palsy
After the second round of biotherapy , the child’s overall condition was improved and he exhibited quicker responses to the any external stimuli. His developed more facial expression and was more cooperative during the physical examination. He could say the word “mom” clearly! The strength in his neck and trunk increased and he began to raise his head and sit unassisted for a much longer period of time. Saveliy had more self-actuated movements in both arms and his hands were able to grasp objects better. When lying on the bed, his legs were now straight and relaxed. He began to crawl and to be able to stand up for several minutes.
After returning to his home, Saveliy’s parents continued his rehabilitation training and after his 3rd and treatment Saveliy could now stand up, unassisted and in fact walk 40~50 meters! His general condition improved a lot. Not only did his physical abilities improve, but also his speech. He could now pronounce overlapping sounds such as mama, etc.
His family was very excited and thankful for his improved condition.
Pic 1 Keeping up the prescribed rehabilitation training at home.
Pic 2 40 days after first treatment, his four limbs became stronger, and he began to crawl.
Pic 3 6 months after second treatment, Saveliy walked with assistance.
Pic 4 Saveliy can now sing songs!
On May 2017, Saveliy returned to BPIH with his parents for the third treatment. On June 14th 2017, Saveliy’s mother wrote us a letter. She explained about Saveliy’s tremendous improvements, unassisted walking, his left hand became more flexible, he was able to grab toys and he was eating with both hands. Furthermore, he was more sensitive to the outside world. He could response to questions faster, as well as became more responsive to light. Most importantly, Saveliy became more friendly and responsive to people.
Pic 5 During the third Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
Pic 6 After of Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
At the end of December 2017, Saveliy and his parents returned to BPIH to complete his forth treatment.
In March 2018, his parents came to visit the hospital and told us about his good news again: Currently Saveliy could distinguish colors like red, green and black and he also could paint with a colored pencil.
The most exciting news is that he was accepted by a local professional music school and he will be able to start school in September next year.
Pic 7 His Parents returned to China after the forth treatment in March 2017
Pic 8 Saveliy’s own paintings
Saviely’s vision was poor with nearly blind after birth. His mother came back to BPIH for the 5th time of treatment for his eyes on June 2019.
His 2-week treatment plan was as follows:
2 times Retrobulbar Injection Therapy + 1 time via lumbar puncture and 1 time via IV; Mouse Growth Factor injections; Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments and other supporting Therapies.
Right after he went back home, we got a thanks letter from his mother recently, she wrote: I would like to greatly express the gratitude to your medical team! Saveliy’s eyes have become brighter, the redness and swelling had disappeared, and he was able to sleep with his eyes closed. Before he had slept with his eyes half closed, and now he also began to see the color. We are very grateful!
Over all these years, BPIH ‘s medical staff have developed a good friendship with Saviely and his parents. We are all pleased with his continuing improvements and we hope that he will create his own little miracles in the coming years, as he begins a new chapter in his life.