Reply To: my father is paralysed neck down.

May 12, 2015 at 12:48 pm

My partner was completely bed ridden and paralyzed up to the neck, including vocal chords. On a trach vent, lungs also were paralyzed partially and she went into respiratory arrest one night. After 50 minutes of CPR and 3 resuscitations, they brought her back. At that point I asked the neurologist for anything else, because she failed IVIG, PE and steroids.

She got the Rituxan, and because of her conditions, he was careful and adminisetred 375mg once a week for four weeks. She started to show some movement within a day of receiving the Rituxan, however one does not benefit fully from the infusion for 4 – 6 weeks.

She is not on a 6 months maintenance schedule and is walking, cooking, cleaning … and alive.