Anoxic Brain Injury (ABI)

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.

9 thoughts on “Anoxic Brain Injury (ABI)

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  2. AMEN! to all the prayers, love, and encouragement posted. Taylor and family, I’ve requested prayers for you in my church and from family members, and from what I’ve seen and read so far, there are many people praying for you and loving you. Blessings to you all!

  3. God Bless! We pray that God is working with the medical staff to aide in thorough healing. Don and Dottie

  4. Though it’s been over 10 years since I’ve seen Taylor, I vividly remember how charismatic and strong she was even at 6 years old when we made a home video of “The Chin Family” with our siblings. Taylor played a goofy Chin family member with her adorable kindergarten snaggle teeth. I know she will continue to be strong through this next journey. I know that same charisma and strength will continue to shine. Taylor is perfect.

  5. Thanks for keeping us all updated back here at MIT. We’re here for Taylor, and I hope she get well.
    I remember the first time I met her this year. I was going around the floor meeting all of the new residents, but didn’t feel like doing it by myself, so Taylor took it upon herself to go around with me and introduce herself to everyone and make them feel welcome, even though it wasn’t even her floor! She is a kind soul.

  6. God bless Taylor and may He make her stronger every day. Kit and John, I am praying for Taylor, who is indeed perfect, and for both of you. How generous of you to keep friends informed as you grapple with all of this.

  7. Thank you for this site. Thank you for keeping us informed on Taylor’s recovery. Taylor, and you, are always in our heart and our mind. You are not alone. Ohio loves Taylor. Taylor is Perfect.

  8. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything.

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