A real miracle: 10 of the most amazing cases of healing in medicinePictolic
Sometimes medicine is able to do extraordinary things. You've probably heard about people where doctors were able to return to life after falling from a great height. Or about surviving infants who during the first survey predicted the death.
But we want to tell you even more exciting and amazing stories. After they do start to believe in miracles!
The American Builder of Phineas P. gage, who lived in the United States in the XIX century, is still considered unique. The man worked as a foreman of the demolition on the construction of the railroad in Vermont. There was an emergency: scrap metal with a diameter of 3.2 cm entered his skull below his left eye socket and out the back side on the border of frontal and parietal bones.
Despite heavy damage to the Gage survived, and after only two months after the incident to return to an active lifestyle. However, friends and acquaintances men later claimed that the injury led to irreversible changes in his emotional state, allegedly, "he became a different person."
Computer model-illustration of the studies on the impact of trauma gage on his mind
Modern scientists have modeled and studied gage received a wound, and then came to the conclusion that as a result of the incident, he has lost about 4% of the cortex and almost 11% of the white matter of the brain. This was disturbed due to left temporal and right frontal lobes and limbic system than the scientists and explain changes in behaviour and the psyche of the gage.
7 Dec 2007 alseides Moreno and his younger brother Edgar was supposed to clean the Windows of a skyscraper in new York city. When the brothers went upstairs, construction of a five-meter cradle broken... Both fell from a height of 144 meters at a speed of about 190 km / h!
The alseides Moreno miraculously managed to survive. And this despite the fact that the man broke both his legs, right arm, ribs, punctured lungs and severely injured his spine. Doctors performed multiple surgeries and was able to put him on his feet. Last year, Moreno even took part in a charity race.
With this skyscraper they fell
But his brother wasn't so lucky. Edgar landed on the wooden fence that his body literally cut in half — to help the poor guy was impossible.
Another amazing thing happened with Shannon Malloy. The woman was in a terrible car accident, which left... without the skull. In medicine, it is called an orthotic or internal decapitation — the skull like a "separated" from the spine, but everything else remains intact. 70% of these cases are fatal.
But Shannon really lucky! With the help of metal plates, titanium bolts and studs, the doctors managed to attach her head to the spine. The woman survived. She still has difficulty with swallowing, but the doctors claim that rehabilitation is correct.
2 Jun 2008 14-year-old Jeanne Simons from South Carolina transplanted donor heart instead of her sick (she was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy). But her body suddenly began to reject the new organ, so the heart had to be removed urgently.
As another donor heart was not, doctors found Jeanne lung machine, manufactured by Thoratec. Two tiny pump of blood was keeping her alive until he was appointed following transplantation. In fact, the Simons lived without a heart 118 days. According to the girl, she was constantly afraid that the device will fail, and her life will break.
In 1986, three Michelle Funk was walking with his brother on the banks of a frozen river. Suddenly the ice cracked and the girl went under the water. Ran on the scene, the mother was trying to find the baby, but to no avail.
Only an hour later, rescuers found Michelle downstream. When the girl pulled from the icy water, her body temperature was 18 degrees. At the hospital, the baby's body was warmed to 25 degrees, and she began to show signs of life. The doctors were concerned, was not injured her brain, because at an hour he was left without oxygen. To their great surprise, the baby's brain was in a normal condition, and after two months of a perfectly healthy baby was discharged from the hospital.
About the amazing story of Diana Odell known to many. When she was not yet three years old, she contracted polio — scary at the time disease that affects the nervous system. Due to complications light girls ceased to function, so the doctors put the baby in the apparatus for artificial ventilation of the lungs, which was called "iron tank".
In it, Diana spent literally my entire life. Only a few hours a day she was released from "cells". At this time, the girl was able to attend school, and even later graduated from the University of Frida-Hardman. Parents did everything to make their daughter happy father placed it over her head screen, through which she had a relationship with the outside world. To each her birthday around the "tank" invited guests and a real holiday. So Diana had lived for nearly 60 years, until in 2008, died because of a mere power outage.
In June 2013, a 12-year-old Cali Hardy from Arkansas, was vacationing with his parents in the Park that caught a rare species of parasites Naegleria Fowler. Through the nose, they are able to penetrate the brain and begin to devour it. The disease is called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis.
When parents were informed about the diagnosis, they were in complete shock, after all, survive in this terrifying disease only 1%. Very soon the girl has ceased to breathe, and she was connected to a ventilator. As meningoencephalitis is rare, how and what to treat him in the hospital, no one knew.
Then the doctors started the treatment in an experimental way: Kali injected medication miltefosine, which was created to deal with malignant tumors of the mammary glands, antifungal drugs, and also used a technique applied to patients with severe traumatic brain injury to prevent tissue damage in the brain.
Not that this helped, but two days later the girl came to. The tests showed that all the parasites in her body destroyed.
Builder Martin Jones was the victim of an accident at work and was blind for the rest of my life. At least so thought the man, until he learned about an unusual method of treatment.
Doctors removed his tooth to use it as a holder for lenses. Roughly speaking, put the tooth in the eye. Sounds scary, but now the right eye Jones sees almost perfectly. And despite the fact that 12 years ago the doctors claimed that restore vision no chance.
In 1995, the Chinese Peng Shulin was hit by a truck, causing lost the lower part of the body. His chances of survival were minimal, but a skilled doctors performed multiple surgeries (including skin graft from the face to the rest of the body) and managed to bring Sulina to life.
Some time later, the men developed a special prosthesis with biotic legs, thanks to which it can move. After the experienced accident and operations growth Peng is only 66 cm.
In 1988 Ian Grzebski fell and hit her head hard. The injury was so serious that the man fell into a coma. A few years later, while Yang was in such a condition, many had lost hope that someday he wakes up again. The patient continued to feed intravenously, wife and children did not stop to visit it, but every year the chances Grzebski for recovery became less.
In 2007, however, a miracle happened! After 19 years in a coma, the man woke up. According to Jan, he heard and understood all that all these years have been around, but could not react to it.