Several doctors came by today, including the main doc in charge of my treatment. I am not using their names because Duke has a social media policy that protects the privacy of their staff, which I understand.
The good news is that this appears to be a peripheral nervous system disorder, not a central nervous system problem. That’s good because the PNS has more ability to repair itself than the CNS. Tomorrow I have an EMG which is a conductivity test. The doctors believe this will tell them a lot. Also we’re waiting on blood work from California and the Mayo Clinic. So I’ll be here a few more days before we know exactly what the deal is.
The not so good news is that my right leg is much weaker today, and my left is following it. Even with my walker, walking is much more difficult. If this continues I will not be walking on my own soon. However I have lost 16 pounds, so its not all bad!
So many of you have asked about specific things like Guillane-barre and lyme disease. They are checking both plus lots of other possibilities. So keep on praying please. We’re doing fine, and our confidence is in God’s goodness and mercy.