Good update today from Keith via Facebook---
She is currently doing well and is in a good mood. She is confident that she will be OK. She is not thinking too far ahead, but is taking things a day at a time. She continues to find ways to make herself happy. She has had 3 plasma exchanges so far and they all went well, although the central line catheter continues to cause pain. So far, 92% of the drug has been removed from her system. After 5 treatments, 98% of the drug should be gone. Her next treatments are on Monday and Tuesday. If everything goes well, she may get out of the hospital later next week, but we will be back and forth for additional testing, like an MRI to check the inflammation in the brain.
She has been experiencing strong electrical shock pain in her head, but has been refusing to take additional drugs for the pain. She has also been quite tired, since sleeping in a hospital is never easy. This makes her feel weaker, but she is still trying to walk and use her arm weights, she just can’t do as much as she would like to. Even is she has some blurry vision, it can’t be that bad, because she keeps commenting on the cute doctors…
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS