Overcoming The Pain: Zane Barnett
When a child is suffering from chronic pain that seems to last longer than expected, the problem may be a condition known as reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND). Zane Barnett and his mother didn’t know where to turn when his pain started to affect his life. Watch how the RND program at The Hospital at The Children’s Institute helped Zane to cope with the pain that kept him from normal activities.
Since this first aired in August 2008, we are happy to report that Zane has been doing great. We recently received this note from his mom updating us on all the wonderful things Zane has been up to since being pain free.
No More Pain
by: Vanessa Barnett
The summer of 2008 Zane attended The Children's Institute for three weeks for therapy for RND. It was very hard on him; the therapy was intense and pretty painful most of the time. A couple of weeks into it he really wanted to quit, but I talked to him and told him if we quit now, we would never know if it could have helped him. So he stuck it out another week.
When he left the institute, it was amazing, the pain was mostly gone. He continued the exercising at home and by the time school started, he was pain free. He has had two small reoccurrences of pain about eight or nine months after coming home and another in 2010. And he was able to manage his way through those with his biofeedback and mild stretching.
To this day; three years later, it has never come back with the same intensity or duration except for those two instances. There is absolutely no way I can ever express my thanks to everyone at The Children's Institute for what they did for my son. They gave him his life back.... and for that I will be eternally grateful. Thank you The Children's Institute; you really are an "amazing place".