Friday, October 22, 2010

Childbirth and The Angioplasty Procedure for CCSVI!

You might be happy to know that Megahn's procedure was a complete success. Her ilj was almost totally blocked, The irj was 45%. The azygous had blockage as well as an occlusion in the left sigmoid sinus. She is standing, raising her hands above her head,and the spasticity driving her crazy non stop: stopped! It has been only about six hours.The greatest thing of all is she was able to stand, holding her new baby, Jennie. She was leaning on her husband for the pictures , just to to be safe. As you know, her first procedure , the ilj was not even treated and her improvements were only minor. They decided to go ahead with getting pregnant. She had to miss her June appointment due to the pregnancy. Now she can take care of the baby and is nursing her, just like she planned. If I never have the opportunity to be in the room for another procedure, it was worth it for this one! This is what it's all about, life!
I hope to get her pictures up as soon as possible. It took a lot of courage to have a baby after her October 2009 procedure. She had only minor improvement. The above results make it easy to understand why. She was able to get an appointment for June, soon after my first procedure, but had to cancel because of her pregnancy. After a nightmare nine months of excruciating pain from spasticity in her arms and legs, she finally gave birth to a tiny, but healthy 5 pound 1 ounce baby girl, Jennie. From the beginning, she worried about caring for her new little family. Her tremors, pain and cognitive problems made them decide to not have any children. She has been SPMS for about 8 years. After she felt a little better from the first procedure they were excited when soon she found out she was pregnant. Some woman do much better during pregnancy, but not for her. She was wheelchair bound and needed constant daily assistance. Her doctor wouldn't let her go full term and a C-section was necessary. This has been a long, hard road for the three of them. She was denied this procedure in Canada. At 38 years old, they had to make the most difficult of all decisions; to try to have a baby with rapidly progressing Multiple Sclerosis. Then there was the concern that the baby might never know its mother. Nobody should have to be faced with a situation like this when there is obviously a better way.
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