Three months ago our seven year old son Leon was involved in a dreadful bike accident. He was rushed to the Starship hospital intensive care unit with severe head injuries. After being on life support for 2 days he remained in a semi-coma for the following 4 to 5 days. Leon had fractured his skull in two places and his brain had taken a terrible bruising.
We were told by the hospital staff not to expect Leon to make a very quick recovery and reading books on head injuries confirmed the slow process toward recovery. We learnt that Leon would need to be as calm and relaxed as possible when he became fully conscious because of the severe headaches concussion causes.
We decided to use our “Songbird” tape and we played it non-stop during his coma.
He recovered miraculously and during his waking moments he asked for the tape to be played rather than us talking with him.
Leon has no noticeable after effects from his injury and is now back at school.
One major change in him however is that he can’t sleep at night without his “Songbird” tape.