Update on Dell

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2007 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you to all my friends on this site that have prayed for Dell and our family.

      Dell is 3 years old. He contracted CIDP at 5-8 months of age.

      Two weeks ago, we came into the hospital for 5 days of Solumedrol (iv steroids). It must have worked. Dell was very weak when we came to the hospital and the day after we were released, we started seeing improvement.

      He can now walk in his walker again, stand without any hint of falling and do things he had been having problems with. His head is much stronger, still not back to normal but we’ll take this.

      We are back in the hospital for 24 hours of Solumedrol. Our doctor is following the direction of other neuros that have been treating adults with CIDP. Like the post a couple weeks ago, some drs. are using Solumedrol instead of ivig.

      Dell will still receive ivig but Solumedrol has replaced it as the 1st line of defense against the CIDP. IVIG works for him some then other times it does not.

      Dell also received 33% new blood about 1 month ago. His bloodwork looks pretty good. His SED rate dropped last week but I do not have the b/w for this stay.

      We are excited about the change in Dell, we are just praying it will continue, without any horrible effects from the steriods.

      He has gained about 2 lbs in the last 2 weeks but since he’s only 23-1/2 lbs, he could afford to gain a little anyway.

      Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers.


    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2007 at 8:28 pm


      It is wonderful news to hear he has picked up some weight! May he continue to go from strength to strength.

    • May 23, 2007 at 8:32 pm

      Lori, I am happy for your family that Dell is improving. Things can only go up from here. Dawn Kevies mom

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2007 at 9:30 pm

      Great news! I hope that Dell continues to imporve. You are all in my prayers

    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 2:30 am

      Lori, That is Wonderful news. I’m sending positive vibes and prayers for You and Dell. Please give Dell a High Five from his Auntie C.:)