- The hospital's great view
- No more roommate, no more non-stop yammering!
So we tried taking some family photos today. Sure, the hospital isn't the best setting. But aside from that, how do you get everyone to:
Don't be fooled by Matt's appearance. He was having fun. Despite a few I.V.s, lifeless limbs, and a slightly numb face.
And some good news: He felt stronger today, which may mean he's on his way to recovery. Yay!
With Guillain-Barré, you get weaker and weaker until you hit rock bottom—a point that's different for each patient. Then you plateau at the bottom for awhile before things improve.
We don't know when rock bottom will occur, but right now Matt's ability to move is disappearing more each day. Gross motor skills are labored and fine motor skills are practically impossible. In worst-case scenarios, paralysis spreads to the lungs, at which point a respirator becomes necessary. But the docs tell us Matt seems to have a relatively mild case. We're grateful for that.
Let's just hope for a speedy recovery!