Teagan Fettig was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, in Dec. 2016. The Seattle family immediately sought treatment at their local hospital. Teagan went through 6 months of chemotherapy followed by radiation. Shortly after radiation, Teagan’s mom, Tatum, noticed developmental issues, she was having trouble sitting up, talking and walking. Teagan was diagnosed with radiation necrosis.
Tatum searched for a healing treatment and a physician told her to consider hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Tatum realized the closest hospital to offer the treatment for children is Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children offer the only multi-chamber treatment in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Teagan is undergoing 40 treatments of HBO therapy. Tatum said she and her husband immediately saw an improvement in their daughter’s development. Before she started treatment, Teagan could not walk into the hospital. Now, she walks from the garage all the way down the hallway to the HBO chamber, stopping to say hello to everyone along the way. Tatum calls the chamber a rocket ship to make it more fun for Teagan and the staff even put a poster of a rocket on the door.