Hi, ATS...Im in need of some information, please.
My 22 year old son is very ill. He went to Florida with his gf to stay at her parents for about a year, and came back here in August. He was very
thin and pale when he left, I chalked it up to not eating like he should.
After he came back here, he started deteriorating quickly. Not only does he weigh only 120 pounds at 5 foot 9..he has gotten to the point where his
legs have wasted away and he cannot walk, his legs are rubbery and stiff as well. He's using a cane right now, but still falls over. He also cannot
hold his urine at times and his bowels don't move as they should. We took him to ER, as we dont have insurance, and they did blood tests and said
they were normal. Doc at ER says it was depression...I dont agree with that at all. I know depression can cause a lot of problems, but his legs are
atrophied and he cannot walk anymore.
ER gave us a "coupon" of sorts to go to a GP for 25 dollars, so we went there yesterday. In the mean time, I did some extensive research of
symptoms and came up with Guillain Barre syndrome..he actually has every symptom. I know we shouldnt "play" doctor, but this town is infamous for
its shoddy doctors.
I mentioned this to the GP yesterday and he said it's def a possibility.. he checked his leg reflexes and when he hit the left knee, his leg almost
kicked the doctor in the face! Anyway..they took another blood test yesterday and we are waiting on the results of that, and waiting on an appt with
The only other thing it could be, IMO, is Multiple Sclerorsis..although , Im sure there are other things that mimic it, since I havent had medical
training, Im just going by research Ive done.
Im wondering if any of you have had loved ones , or someone you know, had something like this happened, and what was the diagnosis. Also..any
natural treatments that we can start on our own.
We have him drinking Ensure and taking some multi vitamins right now, trying to put some weight on him..I'm just beside myself, seeing my young son
wither away before my eyes and become crippled.
BTW, we dont have insurance and cannot afford it, he is unable to work and I am on disability myself. So, we arent able to go to another town and get
good medical help. Im hoping someone might have some good information...thank you for reading