One more question…and suggestions.

October 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Dear Norman’s Wife,
[QUOTE]When Norman got his first round of IVIG treatments he was actually weak in his legs but could still walk without any assistance. Within two weeks after he was walking with a cane. Six weeks later he was using a walker and went thru another round of 5 day IVIG. Three weeks later he can’t walk at all. She did do a nerve conductory test and a muscle conductory test before both IVIG infusions.[/QUOTE] Thank you for answering my questions. I do have one more question: Did Norman’s leg weakness begin over a period of a month or longer; two weeks or longer; a week or longer; or a few days or longer?

I also have a couple of suggestions: 1) While Norman is bedfast he should be wearing Ted’s (special type white silk stockings) that help prevent blood clots while inactive. 2) Buy a CHEAP pair of high-top tennis shoes and put them on Norman…this will help prevent foot drop.

You asked earlier in one of your post if there was any suppliment(s) that may help. There are three that I think will help Norman: Fishoil 1500mg/day (omega-3 for the myelin sheath); vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin lozenge type) 2000mcg/day; vitamin B Complex. B vitamins are good for the cells/nerves. You can get the fishoil (read the lable – make sure the oil is from real fish), and B Complex at discount stores like Kroger, Meijer, and Walmart. You will probably need to get the B-12 Methyl lozenge at a health food supply store.

With warmest regards for you and Norman.