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Mary H. Adams
11/8/2016 Latest post:
Since early August of 2016, Mary has suffered with extreme fatigue, imbalance, nausea, confusion, and various other neurological symptoms. We learned in mid September that she has Encephalitis of Unknown Origin. Encephalitis is an inflamed or swollen brain. In an intense search for the cause, Mary has been hospitalized three times, subjected to multiple tests and procedures, and has endured repeated draws for blood and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Well over one hundred lab tests have been submitted in order to determine whether the cause is bacterial, viral, or fungal, or if it is either an immune system reaction or a malignancy. For a short while she was placed on corticosteroids to calm the immune system. During that time, she managed two weeks of rehabilitative therapy, however, after the steroids wore off, she sank more deeply into the debilitating neurological symptoms. Additionally, neurological patients tend to be more susceptible to secondary infections, and Mary has had more than her share. One infection put her in ICU. So far, we do not have answers. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.