Reply To: Scared at 82

October 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Hi Corrina,
so sorry to hear about your mom. I wish you all the strength in the world. I honestly don’t know what ‘typical’ is, as what I read online at the time seemed to show the severity was different for everyone – I hope your mom pulls through.
As for the point you are at now – yes, especially during the first month, there can be many ups and downs. Heartrate and bloodpressure can fluctuate wildly at times, requiring meds to stabilise. My mom, who got a very severe case of GBS at age 72, was in a coma for a week, and at one point got to be so bad she literally couldn’t be any worse. But then she woke up, and continued to improve. It is a very scary period of time and I know you must be scared to lose her. We were.
After about a month, normally, patients reach a plateau, and from that point on, there is a lot of work to be done to recover as best she can. But the rollercoaster during the first month is the worst. Hang in there..