Dad is progressing!!!!

December 11, 2007 at 12:41 pm

Well an update on my dad. The doctors took him off the steroids on Tuesday Nov 27th and started him on IVIG the next day until last night he had his last dose. Well on Friday the doctors went in and asked him if he could move certain parts of his body and he would try. They asked him if he could move his shoulders and he did, exciting!!!! We haven’t seen him do that since he first was put on the floor after having the Plasma Pheresis. Well, what do you think about this? My sister said that the therapist that used to go and visit him before he was put into ICU asked him everytime he went to visit if he could move his shoulders and that he told her the reason he asked that was because that was a first sign of recovery. Well I didn’t know if that was true or not. If anyone knows any truth or facts about this please tell me. Also, he has started moving his hands more and now they are going to continue to give him a dose of the IVIG once a week for a little while since they are seeing progress with this, but the neurologist said that what he has is CIDP rather than the GBS is that something that is very different or do they have a lot in common? Any feedback will help greatly!!!!