Four days after hospital admission, the patient began to emerge from his deep coma, after which his cerebral status progressively improved. Initial evaluation by occupational and physical therapy personnel showed an inability of the patient to bear weight, drink, or eat. He appeared to hear but did not verbalize, did not follow commands, and demonstrated no eye contact. He had generalized weakness. He showed rapid recovery during the 2 weeks following the initial evaluation. He recovered his balance, was able to bear weight with full joint compression, and began to ambulate. He became more interactive, with some verbalization. He regained fine motor skills, with the ability to play “pat-a-cake,” open and close doors, and turn pages in a book. He was totally removed from all support devices and medications over a 3-week period. Following recovery of ambulation, fine motor skills, and verbal ability, he continued to eat poorly. Findings of a radiographic study performed to evaluate swallowing were normal with no aspiration. Food and fluid intake gradually improved, and the child was discharged from the hospital to his home on February 16, 2003, by which time he had made a remarkable recovery. He was walking, talking, appropriately recognizing his relatives, and playing. In April (3 months after submersion), testing at the Developmental Evaluation Center showed him to be completely normal, except a recommendation for speech therapy to better form his words. Six months after submersion, his mother reports that his speech was a little slow for approximately 1 month after discharge from the hospital, but he is now fully understandable, and he is normal in all respects.