Happy To Hear It

August 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm

I am so glad to hear that your brother is doing so well. I am glad he is recovering so quickly and making progress. I wish I had better news to share about my mom. She is still so sick. last Monday marked 7 weeks from the onset of her symptoms. She is still totally paralized from her shoulders down and on the vent. She is in so much pain that they keep her pretty medicated but they really want her to be as unsedated as possible so she is as alert as possible. She is able to swallow finally so she can take small sips of water and yogurt etc. but she still cant’ move anyting below her shoulders. She has had two treaments of IVGS and one of the blood therapy. She has good days and bad days and today was a hard one. I see her every day and she has been in good spirits until just the last few days. She is discouraged that she is making such slow progress and is really flustrated she still cannot move anything and has very little feeling. Has anyone out there had a case of GBS this severe? I just hope she can recover from such a severe case.