Severe case of GBS…

July 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

Axonal damage is damage to the core of the year itself, which is very difficult to heal; if it heals at all. Most neuros speak of the “two year window of healing” which is when most healing seems to occur. That is not to say that there can’t be more improvements down the road, but I wouldn’t expect too much, especially in the way of walking. The older one is the harder it is to make improvements, that is why children seem to recover so much better than adults. I wish I could be more positive, but I have been a reguar member & reader of this forum for 6 years, & many with GBS do not make the miraculous recovery that we were first told we would make. Tell your mom to make the most of what she does have & try to keep a positive attitude. I hate saying that, but it does help us to deal with these chronic illnesses.
Blessings, Pam