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Feb 26, 2017
Cody is currently being treated for guillain-barre syndrome at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Cody went to work on Thursday just like it was any other day but came home complaining of being sore and having trouble gripping things. He took some Tylenol and went to bed expecting to wake up feeling better. On Friday morning when trying to get out of bed and up for work he collapsed on our floor. He complained of extreme weakness and not being able to move his feet, legs, arms, or hands. Cody's parents and I brought him to the Westbrook Hospital where they worked him up and suspected him of having guillain-barre syndrome and decided to send him by ambulance to Sanford in Sioux Falls. "Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. But it is often preceded by an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach flu.There's no known cure for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Most people recover from Guillain-Barre syndrome, though some may experience lingering effects from it, such as weakness, numbness or fatigue." "Guillain-Barre Syndrome." - Mayo Clinic. Web. 27 Feb. 2016.