Connie Reiss | CaringBridge

Connie Reiss Connie's Battle With GBS

First post: 3/30/2017 Latest post: 4/19/2017

Connie went to the emergency room March 21st and was sent back home for the evening. On the morning of March 22nd, she was taken into the emergency room and admitted in Kearney. Due to her rapid decline, she was transported by air care to UNMC shortly after midnight  Once in UNMC, she was diagnosed with a condition called Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS) which is an autoimmune disorder that causes loss of sensation, coordination and muscle strength throughout the body.  The doctors recommended Connie complete intravenous immunnoglobulin therapy. After 5 days worth of treatments she was ready to discharge to another hospital. On March 29th, she was transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln to begin therapy.

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