|Jaden - ONH Stem Cell Patient|
|Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:41|
1 and 1/2 years old
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
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Condition Before Treatment
Jaden was born with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH), a congenital condition that is caused by an underdevelopment of the optic nerve. This can result in vision impairment and hormonal abnormalities. In Jaden’s case he had very slight light perception and his developmental milestones such as walking and crawling were delayed.
Treatment in China
Jaden received adult stem cell injections along with acupuncture, physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Condition After Treatment
Jaden had little difficulty with the treatment and his family enjoyed their stay in hospital. On living in China for a month, Jill said “It was scary at first, just because you are in a different country, but as soon as we got here and got outside of the hospital, I felt safe. I mean, it is definitely a culture shock, but as far as China, the Chinese people and everybody here at the hospital, they have just been wonderful. The translators have been great translating. I would come back in a heartbeat.”
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 October 2010 13:03|