Reply To: I don't understand -Help

February 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Hi ASStreib,

Welcome to the forum…..It is important to remember that no matter what treatment your mom has been given, it will take a much longer time for her to heal than the time of initial onset. The recovery may be hard to measure at first, don’t be discouraged, it is simply the healing nature of this illness. It took me 5 months to walk again… i am running 20 miles a week and nearing my 3rd anniversary……take pleasure in any victory no matter how small!

And to Biblios… does sound premature to say that there is little chance of improvement. I had an EMG test done to help confirm GBS, as I was not plateauing. After plasmapheresis did not work, IVIG was initiated and started me on the road to recovery. It’s important to remember that each person is affected differently, Don’t give up hope that she will improve. Patience is needed to combat this illness and lots of love.

Wishing good things for both of your moms………stay positive:))