Yash Shetye
Yash Shetye

Yash is a case of meconium aspiration syndrome with neonatal septicemia with ascites with neonatal hepatitis with bilateral large frontal and parietal porencephalic cysts with widespread encephalomalacia.  As the child grew, his spasticity further worsened.  His therapy with Dr. Vasa began at age 5 years.

Following is an account of observation made by Yash's parents over the years while being treated with VASA CONCEPT

2009

  • Apr - Sep

    Visible Progress

    • He is playing well on moving board/paatlaa.
    • While doing his studies now he is able concentrate on the alphabets.
    • He enjoys doing the exercises on ball.
    • Stiffness in his hands has decreased.  He is not fisting his hands as before.
    • He is trying to get up and sit on his own.
    • While tearing paper he is actively using his fingers.
    • While sitting in bean bag he is trying to throw the ball.  In sand also he is trying to lift his pelvis and attempting to stand.

    Stiffness in his hands has decreased.  He is not fisting his hands as before.

    Yash doing Cobra position exercise

2010

  • Oct 2009 to Mar 2010

    Visible Progress

    • His pelvis has loosened a lot.  It is not as stiff as before.  The pelvis movements are more swifter now.
    • Now he is trying to control his neck and doesn’t allow it to drop down.  Even if he drops down his neck, it is in the front and never at the back.
    • The squint in his eyes has almost disappeared.
    • His understanding has improved a lot.                                                                                                                            
    • His digestion has improved.  Earlier he used to be constipated and lot and would pass stools every 3-4 days; now he does it daily.  He also had got habitual to vomiting daily.  The roti which used to feed him for breakfast, he would throw it up by noon for sure; this was a daily routine for him.  His digestion was so bad.  Now since his digestion has improved, his routine of vomiting daily has stopped. 
    • Now he can sit in cross leg position/Buddha posture; earlier this posture was impossible.

    Now he can sit in cross leg position/Buddha posture; earlier this posture was impossible.

    Yash - balancing on ball and taking weight on one hand
  • Apr 2010 to Sep 2011

    Visible Progress

    • Because of the active exercises that he is doing, the amount of cough in his body has reduced.  Earlier he required nebulization twice a day; morning and evening.  This has stopped completely.
    • When we put him in wheat bag, he is trying to make use of his hands a lot.  He pushes and throws the ball and also throws the wheat on floor.
    • On 28 July 2011 for the first time Yash pointed out A, B, C with his finger.
    • There is lot of improvement in the texture of the skin.  Blood circulation seems to have increased.  The skin is turning pinkish from pale yellow.
    • While doing dog to cobra, he can take his pelvis down to ground level smoothly.
    • He can sit nicely with hand support if we tie splints to his hands.
    • Because of the exercises that he does, he remains active throughout the day.  His laziness has reduced.

    On 28 July 2011 for the first time Yash pointed out A, B, C with his finger.

    Yash doing camel posture

2011

  • Oct 2011 to Mar 2012

    Visible Progress

    • He is rolling over in his bed in sleep, earlier he used to sleep in only one lateral position.  Now sleeps prone, supine, anyhow.
    • While doing cycling exercise, he himself tries to pedal sometimes.
    • He is now aware about his own-being.  He dislikes it if his parents pay more attention towards any other child.
    • There is difference noted in his sitting posture.  He can sit better now.
    • When he is playing on the floor, he goes into prone position and tries to move forward.
    • While doing cobra on ball he can hold himself taking weight on his hands for about 25-30 seconds.

    He is now aware about his own-being.  He dislikes it if his parents pay more attention towards any other child.

    Yash - doing cycling

2012

  • Apr - Jun

    Visible Progress

    • There was slight difference in the length of his legs which we sometimes feel that is not anymore.
    • His sitting capacity has increased.    Now he can sit for more than one hour without falling though there is still not much trunk control.  Also now while sitting cross leg his thighs are almost touching the ground.  Earlier there was so much hip knee contracture that the knees would almost be at 80 degrees from the ground level.
    • Now he is roaming inside his house on paatla and he enjoys this since he can do some movement and is not just put in one corner of the house.  While moving on paatla he keeps his neck up to see the surroundings.
    • His immunity power has improved a lot.  Earlier, he used to have fever, cough, cold episodes every 1-1 ½ months and it would not get cured unless he was given antibiotics.  Now, the frequency of these episodes has improved and now he gets them every 6-7 months and it is not necessary that we take him to the doctor also.  He takes rest and gets cured by himself.

    Now he is roaming inside his house on paatla and he enjoys this since he can do some movement and is not just put in one corner of the house.  While moving on paatla he keeps his neck up to see the surroundings.

    Yash - moving on paatla (small-stand)

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