Taylor experienced Anoxic Brain Injury (ABI), which means her brain was injured by lack of blood flow to her brain. This kind of injury can happen as soon as four minutes after blood stops flowing.
According to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) report, an ambulance team arrived 6 minutes after dispatch where Taylor was unconscious with no pulse. EMS technicians applied a combination of defibrillator shocks and CPR to revive her. CPR would have caused some blood flow. They were successful after about 15 minutes.
In Taylor’s case, MRI results showed ABI in patches throughout the brain. The effect of this damage on her consciousness is not known. What is known is that she is not showing any outward signs of consciousness at this time. It is not known if the damage will heal. However, it has been predicted by one neurologist as not likely.
Since there is no therapeutic treatment for this condition, avenues for recovery are giving the body time to heal itself and medical research. Medical research into brain cell regeneration (neurogenesis) is an active field with many current studies taking place.