Drew is making the rounds at Winter Park Memorial- we are on our 5th room. His appetite and sense of humor are back. You may have picked up on this from previous posts but it was confirmed yesterday when one of the doctors (so many- I can’t keep count anymore) asked Drew, “When is the last time you had a drink?” and he responded “Not in weeks”.
I will try to paint a picture of exactly what's going on right now. A doctor this morning said he sees maybe 10 cases like this a year in the
area, which is not that many! Drew’s numbing is slowly receding, little by little, daily. The right side of his face is still numb- we've noticed it getting better but as of now he can’t move his right eyebrow and does a very nice half smile. To me he is just as handsome as the day we met- 10 months & 2 days ago, but who’s counting? Orlando
Drew has 2 plasmapheresis treatments left; I think we will all be happy when they are over. The doctors are concerned about some of his blood tests and each has different ideas of what it could be. Some think it is just a side effect of the Guillain- Barre Syndrome and the plasma exchange. We will wait to hear and let you know when we do.
The road ahead…. We do not know, but God does. Physical therapy can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 years. I am praying for 2 weeks. Once Drew is 'medically stable' he will start inpatient rehab. The plan is he will stay in
Orlando for that and then move back to for outpatient rehab. We are still planning on March 25th for the wedding. Drew is just starting to process what the future will look like and I am trying not to worry about it. Naperville
THANKS for all the notes, prayers and encouraging comments. They mean a lot. Drew is starting to read the blog now, so feel free to write a comment to him- I’m sure he’d appreciate it!