Ha! I'm a youngest sister and remember distinctly being tied to the staircase once........I, of course, was completely innocent of any wrongdoing....just a victim of older sister abuse!! I mediate nothing--I fight for survival
As far as my perspective on this incredulous disease goes. I don't argue as to the specific pathogenic cause of MS. The basic disagreement is this. Some, like Bromely, believe in a pathogenic trigger and a later autoimmune mediated process. Others believe in an ongoing infection (or combo) causing the damage. I belong to the latter group.
Just some background on me- I'm also a caregiver to my husband with MS. He has high Cpn titers, Lyme specific antibodies. I also have a 16 yr old who presented with neuro/psych symptoms who has a postive Lyme IgM and is postive for both Bartonella henselae and quintana, has elevated Cpn titers, high Ebv levels, so you can bet your bippy that I believe in complex multiple causation in this mixed up soup--er disease.
Good luck with your husband!