21/8/2012 Update

So, today’s the 21st of August and we are waiting for transport for Kirsten to go to Sunshine hospital into the rehab ward to start the journey to improve and hopefully fix her current symptoms

She had her first hit of the MS drug Tysabri last Friday the 17th, and came through with no side effects from the initial infusion, which is great. It did create a lot of interest on the ward as it seems none of the staff had ever heard of or been involved with Tysabri. We still have to wait for results for another type of virus that Tysabri is associated with to come back from Denmark, and this will take some weeks. Kirsten will now have the Tysabri infusion every 4 weeks for the rest of her life.

The Tysabri is not a cure it is a preventative designed to stop any further MS lesions from forming and for the original ones to not get worse. The Drs believe that Kirsten’s symptoms will improve with time and are very positive that because she is young, her recovery should be fairly good. They would not guarantee full recovery, but with rehab things will improve immensely. And Kirsten is positive and strong willed ( ! ) that she will get better!

Stay tuned for further updates!

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