hi! best wishes to your fathers recovery! you can read other stories @ [url]www.aboutgbs.com[/url] story #2 is mine as i was knowed as survivor 48! so glad to hear of your fathers progress yes dont have him do too much even though itis soooo tempting for him ! ,,it will only set him back! gbs= getting better sloooooowly!
best of luck and these forums are great ,glad they are back up!
survivor 48 [scott]
From what I have read GBS follows a bacterial or virus infection when your body is run down. It can also follow getting a flu, polio or tetnus needle. Or after eating under cooked chicken or eggs or a bout of diarreaha. Sometimes since it can be weeks before the GBS shows up it is hard to trace it back to what it may have followed. Mine was thought to be a sinus infection that I had shed before I had to call the doctor. I did visit my Dentist a month before I come down with GBS after getting my teeth cleaned. That could have caused an infection in my gums too! I spend very little time trying to think what the GBS followed now! I would be only guessing at this point!
Well wishes to your Dad and his care givers!
Glad you gave us a possitive update on your father!
Just remember that he will do alot of sleeping and be very tired and has to be sure he does not get exhausted so a computer might be something he has to ease into.
As for the transportation, check into getting a disabled tag for parking spaces and also check into acess to public transportation in your area for disabled people and senior citizens.
I contacted our local hospital and got that information from a social worker for free.
Might be en inexpensive way to provide transportation till someone is able to drive them both around.
I think what you are doing by gathering information is to be commended. You will be of great benefit to your Father and his recovery. Being informed will help everyone to understand the progress of this illness.
The IVIG is usually fed into a pickline which stays in the person and makes it easier to take blood and administer medications. Your Father will be more uncomfortable from the GBS than any of the treatments. He will be very tired from the GBS and after the IVIG he might need a little rest.
Check out some of the links on this site they will give you information about the illness and also some suggestions about what the caregivers need to do to help a patient when in the hospital and also when they arrive at home.
Please continue to post to let us know how your Father is making progress!