Máté's case

Our son, Máté was born at 25 weeks (after a Caesarean section) without making a sound, in a very bad condition and a 2-4-7 Agar score. We were told that he would probably die the same day. 

But Máté did not give up the fight! We did not hear his gentle voice for another 3 months as due to a series of pneumonias he was on mechanical ventilation, but he stayed alive. When he was 2 days old he suffered 2nd-degree, right-side cerebral haemorrhage. His saturation often showed very deep falls and his life was in danger for months. We were not allowed to hold him or hug him, the only thing we could do was to reach inside the incubator and caress him sometimes. He was subject to no other physical stimuli than that of doctors and nurses, slowing down his development even more. Although Máté was taken off mechanical ventilation after 3 months, he was only able to stay alive with the help of oxygen so he remained in intensive care until he was 5 months old.        

Meanwhile he was diagnosed with infantile cerebral palsy, but the doctors did not know how severe it was. At the age of 5 months Máté hardly did anything. He clinched our finger if we put them in his hand, he was looking around and sucking on his pacifier - we were really happy about these back then, but we knew that his level of development was way behind his peers’. He was still on mechanical ventilation when we told Professor Dr Márta Katona, the head of the intensive care unit that we would like Máté to receive DSGM treatment. Gymnastics sessions could only be started when he was 4 and a half months old, when his condition became stable.The physiotherapist at the clinic had sessions with Máté 4-5 times a week. There seemed to be no progress for about a month and then from one day to another Máte started developing. He started to lift his head and to reach for objects.      

Unfortunately he still needed extra oxygen, so after a long period of organisation we brought him home when he was 8 months old, installing a pulsoxymeter in out home. This was the time when Márta Kocsisné Benczédi, with whom we had been in contact for months, started working with Máté. Because Máté had to use the pulsoxymeter, in the beginning Márta came to us twice a week for the treatments. When there was no need for extra oxygen anymore we started visiting Márta, whose name we still keep praising because her work and dedication were the key to the miracle of our wonder kid. 

Máté could first roll over by himself when he was 1 year old. He could stand on all fours when he was 15 months old, he could sit without help when he was 17 month old and started crawling when he was 18 months old. Slowly but steadily we reached the different stages of progress.  

Máté is now two and a half years old and walks by himself. He speaks a lot, knows many nursery rhymes and is a wonderful little boy indeed. He still reacts to things a bit slowly, but hopefully his development will catch up with his peers’ soon. He has got every chance for it.

His doctors look at Máté as he was some kind of miracle because of his fight for survival and the level of development he reached despite that he nearly died. Many experts told me that they would have never thought he could regain his health to this extent.    

I believe that Máté’s wonderful progress would have been impossible without DSGM. If a parent reacts in time and commissions the best experts with the treatment of their child, with Dévény Method the miracle will happen!