Thursday, December 04, 2008

Signs of hope in the case of little Aliza Schwab

This is a girl whom the mother had to plead with the doctors not to remove her C"V from life support! when will they learn?

It seems this news is not all that recent but it did hit the news only now.

ABC News Miami
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The parents of a little girl are seeing what they call "signs of hope" more than a year after their daughter was involved in a tragic accident.

For more than a year, Esther Schwab has been working with her daughter Aliza hour upon hour, day upon day during rehabilitation.

On August 2007, when Aliza drowned in the family pool, doctors said she had no brain activity, and the family was urged to pull her off of life support.

"We thank the Lord above for everything that she's doing," said Esther Schwab, Aliza's mother. "It's a tremendous miracle, you know. You can see everything on her with her movements, in response to commands."

They had faith Aliza would recover after that day in October of 2007 when the family took her home from the hospital. Several weeks ago they said they saw a major improvement; Aliza responded to voice commands. Her family was so amazed, they took out the video camera.

On the video, little Aliza is asked to move her arm and raise her legs multiple times, and she responds to all commands.

Hindy Brycks, her occupational therapist said that there is evidence of brain activity.

Her nurse, who has been with her everyday, said Aliza responds to commands on a daily basis. "It's like you wake up from a dream. Yesterday, she couldn't do certain things, today she can move. You speak to her, and it's like she's talking back to you."

The family is well aware that this is a long process, but they just want to remind everyone how far their little girl has come. "I was amazed, I was really speechless," said Esther Schwab.


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