McGregor, 53, had his first venous angioplasties in June in Bulgaria. For six weeks afterward, his symptoms improved dramatically, Alisa said. His energy returned and he could speak clearly.
"It was just like somebody snapped their fingers and he was back," she said in August.
His condition declined, however
"The vascular on-call doctor at Royal University Hospital said they wouldn't treat us, that we need to go to the MS Clinic or see an MS doctor," said Alisa.[...]"They wouldn't even check the jugular veins because they believe veins really don't even have anything to do with MS. . . . Really, I just want Watson's jugulars checked for clots. I just can't see that that's such a huge issue. And probably they would if he hadn't had this treatment. That's what really (upsets me)."
When I sent all the CDs (with Watson's information) to the doctor in California, he phoned back and said it was a blood clot, likely blocking the stent," Alisa said.
"When we went there, they couldn't even get the scope through the stent, and the blood clot's on top of it, so they chose to leave it there. . . . They said it was probably safer just to leave it."
This family has now travelled and paid for three CCSVI procedures, with a clotted stent as a result.