Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ups and downs...

I have the above lil family on their way down soon. Garry has Guillain Barre Syndrome and needs urgent treatment. Waiting to hear if they are flying him down to Royal Perth Hospital or if he is allowed to travel down with Kylee driving. Since going back home after Christmas his symptoms have been getting worse.

Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.
These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. In its most severe form Guillain-Barre syndrome is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment.
The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. But it is often preceded by an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach flu.
There's no known cure for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Most people recover from Guillain-Barre syndrome, though some may experience lingering effects from it, such as weakness, numbness or fatigue.

This they don't need, they both need to take sick leave so finances are going to be tight. They have just got back on their feet after a rough trot financially last year. 
I feel for them…but I am thrilled to be able to see little William again. 

Weigh in day today…a 100g gain. A bit miffed about that as although I had a bad couple of days at the beginning of the week  I upped the exercise and kept myself on track for the rest of the week. Ah well will have to do better this week. 

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear that, not what anybody needs. Hope he can the treatment he needs and the side effects start to ease. A 100gram gain is just a pee so to speak. Hope the week gets better for you :)